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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Apr 28th, 2017

Banks

Wayne Roger “ Smiley” Snipes age 65 of Maysville passed away Friday April 28, 2017 at his residence.   Mr. Snipes was born in Commerce on May 17, 1950. He was a ...

Forsyth

Lisa Towstick Brandt, 59, Cumming
Lisa Towstick Brandt, 59 of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday April 28, 2017. She was born on January 29, 1958 in West Babylon, NY the daughter of Alexander and Anne H. Swydick ...

Gwinnett

Edward W. Fordsman, 69, Buford
Edward W. “Ed” Fordsman, age 69 of Buford, GA died Friday, April 28, 2017. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Cha ...

Habersham

Steve Moore, 59, Clarkesville
Steve Moore, age 59, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with his Lord on Friday, April 28, 2017, at his residence suddenly from natural causes.   Steve was born on April 2 ...

Hall

Mary Phyllis Wade Anderson, 85, Gainesville
Phyllis Wade Anderson passed away peacefully Friday, April 28, 2017 at Lanier Village Estates after an extended illness.  Phyllis was born in Vienna, Illinois on April 20, 193 ...
Bobby Lee Crawford, 46, Gainesville
Memorial services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Wednesday May 3, 2017 at Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel to honor the life of Bobby Lee Crawford, age 46 of Gainesville. The family w ...
Dr. James Ransom, 91, Gainesville
Dr. James Ransom, age 91, of New Holland passed away on Friday April 28, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.           Funeral Services ...
Robert Alan Taubel, 67, Gainesville
Robert Alan Taubel, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017, after a valiant fight against brain cancer. He was born on December 1, 1949, in Philadelphia, Pennsyl ...

Jackson

Evans funeral home announces the death of Emma Catherine Wall Chambers, age 44, of  Braselton, Georgia who entered into rest April 28, 2017 in Braselton.   Mrs. Chamb ...
David Lee Johnson, 80, Jefferson
Evans funeral home announces the death of David Lee Johnson, 80, of Jefferson who entered into rest April 28, 2017 in Athens, Georgia. Mr. Johnson was born May 25, 1936 in Jeffe ...

Lumpkin

Wallace Bell Clary, 92, Dahlonega
Mr. Wallace Bell Clary, age 92, of Dahlonega passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Lanier Lodge in Gainesville, GA. Born September 21, 1924 in Metasville,(Wilkes County, Georgia ...

Stephens

Mr. Eugene Talmadge Lewallen, age 84, of West Currahee Street in Toccoa, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.    A son of the late Dank Ca ...
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.