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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 8th, 2017

Dawson

Pamela Davis Bragg, 60, Dawsonville
Pamela Davis Bragg, 60, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday March 8, 2017 at her residence following a sudden illness. Born August 31, 1956, Pam was a lifelong resident of Daws ...
James L. “Jim” Caporal, 69, Dawsonville
James L. “Jim” Caporal, 69, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday March 8, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born May 2 ...

Forsyth

William Whitehead Howell Jr., 86 of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. He was born on February 2, 1931 in Waycross, GA, the son of William Whitehead Howell Sr. ...

Hall

Duane A. Jones, 65, Gainesville
    Mr. Duane Jones age 65 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday March 08, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.     ...
Arabella Partlow, 102, Gainesville
Arabella Partlow, age 102 of Gainesville, GA passed away on March 8, 2017. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Pamela A. Farr, 65, Gainesville
Dr. Pamela A Farr, age 65, of Gainesville, GA, passed away on March 8th, 2017 after an extended illness.   A viewing will be held at Little & Davenport Funeral home ...

Other

Seaborn Ray Martin, 86, Chatsworth
Seaborn Ray Martin, 86 years of age is now resting in peaceful sleep in the arms of his Lord. He passed away Wednesday, March 8th in Chatsworth Georgia, at the Chatsworth Nursing h ...
Juanita (Nee-Nee) Wimpy, 59, Durham,NC
Juanita (Nee-Nee) Wimpy, 59 of Durham, NC passed away on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 following a brief illness. Juanita (Nee-Nee) was born November 13th, 1956 in Gainesville, GA ...
Joyce Lawson Adams, 73, Madison, MS
Mrs. Joyce Lawson Adams, 73, of Madison, Mississippi passed away peacefully with her husband Jerry holding her hand on March 8, 2017 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS follow ...
Paul Austin, 73, Stone Mountain
Paul M. Austin, 73 of Stone Mountain, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldands ...

Rabun

Barbara Hamby Keener, 83, Clayton
Barbara Hamby Keener, age 83, of Clayton, GA passed away March 8, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Logan Hamby and Ola Gibson Hamby. She was also preceded in death by her hus ...
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.