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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Apr 3rd, 2017

Banks

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ruth Virginia Smith Neese, age 77 of Baldwin, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, April 3, 2017.  Mrs. Neese was born in Westo ...

Forsyth

Teri Lynn Neal, 63, Cumming
Teri Lynn Neal, age 63, of Cumming, GA, passed peacefully on Monday, April 3, 2017. Teri loved and enjoyed her family and friends.  She will always be remembered as a loving w ...

Gwinnett

James Ray Reed, 72, Buford
James Ray Reed, age 72, lifelong Buford, GA resident and business owner, passed away after an extended illness on Monday, April 3, 2017, surrounded by his family. James will be rem ...

Hall

Wendy Lori Crane, 58, Gainesville
Wendy Lori Crane, age 58, of Gainesville, GA passed away Monday, April 3, 2017. She worked 15 years at Legacy Link in Gainesville. Wendy was the best mother and “Ya-Ya&rdq ...
Robert G. “Bob” Vass, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Robert G. “Bob” Vass, 82, of Gainesville, Ga passed away April 3, 2017 following an extended illness. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Ap ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Viola Marie Michaud Wilkes, a beloved wife, mom and granny, age 73 of Jefferson, Georgia who peacefully passed away surrounded by her ...
Mr. Hoyt Dean “Dink” McCoy, age 85, of Commerce, GA died Monday, April 3, 2017 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. McCoy was born in Homer to the late Hoyt and Burr ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bonds Gearing, age 77 of Athens, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, April 3, 2017.  Mrs. Gearing was born in J ...
Trinh Huynh, 40, Atlanta formerly of Gainesville
Trinh Huynh, 40 of Atlanta formerly of Gainesville died Monday April 3, 2017. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 9, 20 ...
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.