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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Mar 25th, 2017

Forsyth

Stephen LeRoy Chase, 58, Cumming
Stephen LeRoy Chase, 58, of Cumming passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georg ...
Claudia "Lucille" Blankenship, 101, of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017.  She is preceded in death by her husband, C. Clyde Blankenship, Sr.; baby da ...
Billy Brooks, 90, Cumming
Billy Brooks, age 90, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017. He was a member of Cumming Baptist Church. Billy was an Army veteran who served in WWII in the Philippines a ...
Kenneth McDonald Raines, age 73, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017.   Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 28th at 4:00 pm at Ingram Funeral Home ...
Vida Dale Ruis, 65, Cumming
Vida Dale Ruis, age 65, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017. She attended War Hill Christian Center. Dale was preceded in death by her parents, Marcus and V. Z. Barret ...

Gwinnett

Journey Preston Gower, 94, Buford
Journey Preston Gower, age 94 of Buford, Georgia, died Saturday, March 25, 2017 after a brief illness.  Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Hami ...

Habersham

This phenomenal woman, Brenda T. Nicely, graced this world on the twenty-ninth day of December in the year nineteen hundred and fifty. She was truly the mother and friend to so man ...
Garnett William Yearwood, 79, Demorest
Garnett William Yearwood, age 79, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Mr. Yearwood was born on June 4, 1937, in Cornelia, Georgia; a son ...

Hall

Join the family in celebrating the life of a wonderful wife and mother. Winifred (Winkie) Natalie Forbes Boomershine was born in Atlanta on April 24, 1929. She passed away on Satur ...

Jackson

Maddalena G. Frontera, 84, Hoschton
Mrs. Maddalena G. Frontera, age 84, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s Diseaase. Prayer Services will be 11:00 a.m. ...
Barbara Linda Turner, 61, Hoschton
Barbara Linda Turner, age 61 of Hoschton, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 2:00pm in Lawson Funeral Home Chapel with ...

Lumpkin

Evelyn Lemley Rice, 85, Dawsonville
Mrs. Evelyn Lemley Rice, age 85, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County), passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at her residence.   Evelyn was a native and lifelong resident ...

Other

Frances R Stuart of Gainesville, GA, born January 21, 1928 in Mammoth Springs, Arkansas, daughter of Laura and Holly Sheffield, passed away on March 25th, 2017. Frances is survi ...
Janie Marie Hill Watson, 61, Cape Coral, FL formerly of Toccoa
Mrs. Janie Marie Hill Watson, age 61 of Cape Coral, Florida and formerly of Toccoa passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Gulf Coast Hospital, Ft. Myers, Florida. A daughter of ...

Union

Jack C. Mott, 90, Cleveland
Jack C. Mott, age 90, died March 25th as the results of burns sustained February 24th while burning brush. Community members, especially colleagues Roger Williams and John Lumsden, ...

White

Betty Patton Hansen, 61, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Ms. Betty Patton Hansen, age 61 of Cleveland. Ms. Hansen passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017. Graveside services are sch ...
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
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.