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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 28th, 2017

Gwinnett

Philip R. Suriano, III, 65, Sugar Hill
Mr. Philip R. Suriano, III, age 65, of Sugar Hill passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017, surrounded by his family, following an extended illness. Funeral Services will be 12:00 p. ...

Habersham

Carl Lester “Bunker” PUCKETT, Jr., age 52, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, from chronic illness. He was the son of Carl Lester PUCKETT, Sr. and Mary Frances ...
Idus L. Herrin, 75, Cornelia
Idus Leonard Herrin, age 75 of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at his residence on the Herrin Family Farm. Born in Habersham County on June 20, 1941, he was a son ...
John Clinton King, 47, Mt. Airy
John Clinton King, age 47 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017. Born in Gwinnett County, Georgia on August 27, 1969, he was a son of Fred and Brenda King of Mt. Ai ...

Hall

Katherine Browning, 67, Oakwood
Katherine Browning, 67, of Oakwood, Ga passed away March 28, 2017 at her residence following an extended illness.  A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, M ...
Benjamin Parks Kopp, 55, Flowery Branch
Benjamin Parks Kopp, 55, of Flowery Branch passed away unexpectedly on March 28th.  Ben was the son of Robert Gwynn Kopp and the late Joy Johnson Kopp.  He is also pre-de ...

Jackson

Susie Anna Stockton Cofield, 96, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Susie Anna Stockton Cofield, age 96 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, March 28, 2017.  Mrs. Cofield was bor ...

Stephens

Toy Wesley Windsor, 76, Toccoa
Mr. Roy Wesley Windsor, age 76 of 287 Spring Branch Circle, Toccoa passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late John L. and Margaret Walters Windsor, h ...

White

Ralph M. Medlock III, 55, Sautee
Ralph M. Medlock III, age 55 of Sautee passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Mr. Medlock was born April 27, 1961 in Atlanta to Ralph Medlock Jr. and the late Amy Adderhold Medloc ...
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.