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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Apr 25th, 2017

Banks

Hettie Irene Hubbard Etris, age 97 of Homer, GA passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at her residence.   Born in Homer, GA, Mrs. Etris was the daughter of the late Brazzi ...

Forsyth

Jerry Clyde Shoemake, 73, Cumming
Jerry Clyde Shoemake, age 73, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Jerry was born in Cumming, GA, in 1943, to the late Clyde and Corene Shoemake. He was a member at ...

Habersham

Carrie Wilkinson Parsons, 92, Cornelia
Carrie Wilkinson Parsons, age 92, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Mrs. Parsons was born on October 5, 1924 and raised in Banks County, Georgia. She ...

Hall

Lauren Nicole Buteau, 28, Gainesville
Lauren Nicole Buteau, age 28 of Gainesville, passed away on April 25, 2017.  A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Memorial Par ...
A’lannah Rose Hopkins, inf, Gainesville
A’lannah Rose Hopkins, 9 months, of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m.&nbs ...
Hannah Katlyn Simmons, 23, Gainesville
Mrs. Hannah Katlyn Simmons, 23, of Gainesville, Ga passed away April 25, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           Funeral ...
Moriah Grace Rebollar, inf, Gainesville
Moriah Grace Rebollar, age 2 ½ months, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017. She is survived by her parents, Francisco “Paco” and Mercedes & ...

Jackson

Randall Harold Long, 52, Commerce
Randall Harold Long, age 52 of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017.             Born in Toccoa, GA, Mr. Lo ...

White

Naomi Starcher, age 91 of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Ms.  Starcher was born on November 22, 1925 t ...
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.