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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Mar 2nd, 2017

Banks

Edna Louise Garrish, 78, Maysville
Mrs. Edna Louise Garrish, 78, of Maysville passed away Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Gateway Nursing Home following an extended illness.         ...

Hall

  Henry Smith Jennings, Jr., M.D., died peacefully on March 2, 2017, at Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, Georgia, after a brief illness. Dr. Jennings was preceded in ...
Donald E. Beard, 83, Flowery Branch
Donald E. Beard, age 83 of Flowery Branch, GA died Thursday, March 2, 2017 after an extended illness. A graveside service, including family and friends, will be held Sunday, March ...
James (Jim) Childress, 71, Gainesville
James (Jim) Childress, 71, of Gainesville, GA passed away March 2, 2017 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Friday night.  He was born in Atlanta, GA on Ju ...
Lottie W. Stepp, 97, Gainesville
  Mrs. Lottie W. Stepp, 97 of Gainesville died Thursday March 2, 2017 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Stepp was the daughter of the late M.J. ...
Irene V. Wood, 92, Gainesville
Irene V. Wood, 92, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday March 2, 2017.           Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Ro ...

Lumpkin

  Roy Clayton “R.C.” Grizzle, age 78, a lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Daddy, we sure hope there are trucks in he ...

White

Verlin Jay Clark, 79, Cleveland
Verlin Jay Clark was born on October 26, 1937 in Gary, Indiana. He passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia following an e ...
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners...
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Former Hall County School Superintendent Doug Winters dies at 82
Dr. Douglas Harry Winters, a former superintendent for the Hall County School District, died Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the age of 82.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.