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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 7th, 2017

Banks

Betty Ann Hartzog, 62, Maysville
Betty Ann Hartzog, age 62 of Maysville, GA passed away Tuesday, March 07, 2017 at her residence.   Born in Thomasville, AL, Mrs. Hartzog was the daughter of Georgie Ann ...

Barrow

Evelyn McDonald, 86, Braselton
Evelyn McDonald, age 86, of Braselton, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. She was a lifetime member of Friendship Baptist Church and enjoyed reading her bible every day.& ...

Forsyth

Milton Samuel Wolinsky, 90, Cumming
Milton Samuel Wolinsky, age 90, passed away on March 7th, 2017 at Northside Hospital – Forsyth in Cumming, GA. He was born on December 1st, 1926 in Newark, NJ to Nathan and L ...

Hall

Martha Stilwell, 98, Gainesville
Martha Stilwell graduated to Heaven on Tuesday March 7, 2017.  Her time on Earth would have been 99 years on April 21st. Her life was filled with love, joy and kindness. A ...
Hubert Lamar Allison, 63, Gainesville
Mr. Hubert Lamar Allison, 63, of Gainesville Georgia passed away on March 7, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10, ...
Bernard David Arckivy, 73, Gainesville
Mr. Bernard David Arckivy, 73, of Gainesville, formerly of Connecticut, New Jersey and Florida, passed away on Tuesday March 07, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. &nbs ...
Ruby Jean Barnes Parker, 74, Gainesville
Mrs. Ruby Jean Barnes Parker age 74 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday March 07, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extend illness.   Funeral servi ...
Roy Eugene Strayhorn, 73, Murrayville
Roy Eugene Strayhorn, age 73, of Murrayville, GA passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2017. He was a retired poultry farmer and an avid fisherman. He loved the Lord and gospel music. ...

Jackson

Mr. Charles Ronnie “Crow” Crawford, age 78, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Crawford was born in Nicholson to the la ...
Floy Myrt Cowan, 91, Jefferson
Mrs. Floy Myrt Cowan, age 91, of Jefferson, GA died Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Cowan was born in Nicholson to the late James and Emma Standridge Wilson.&nb ...

Lumpkin

Horace Buren “H.B.” Burnette, age 87, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. H.B. had a love for hunting and fishing. Treating his wife of 68 years ...
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.