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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 24th, 2017

Gwinnett

Ashley Lauren Dickson, 31, Duluth
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Miss Ashley Lauren Dickson, age 31 of Duluth, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  Miss Dickson was born in Decatu ...
Edward Allan Tomey, 76, Sugar Hill
Edward Allan Tomey, age 76, of Sugar Hill, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis R. and Grace Tomey; son, David Tomey. Survivors inc ...

Habersham

Rev. Olivia Elizabeth Patrick Christopherson, age 77, of Demorest, Georgia went to her Heavenly Home on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 following a sudden illness. Rev. Christopherson w ...
Shella Ann Dyer Guardado, 46, Mt. Airy
Shella Ann Dyer Guardado, age 46 of Mt. Airy, passed away on May 24, 2017. Born in Toccoa, Georgia on November 15, 1970, she was a daughter of Ralph Dyer, Jr. of Mt. Airy and Iv ...

Hall

Geneva Gipson, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Geneva Gipson age 91 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday May 24, 2017 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness.   Graveside services are sched ...
Richard “Ricky” Monroe Stover, age 61, of Murrayville went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, following a courageous battle with brain cancer.  Fu ...
Lee Weldon Washington, 57, Gainesville
Mr. Lee Weldon Washington, age 57 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are sch ...

Lumpkin

Lily Ann Lago, 22, Dahlonega
Lily Ann Lago age 22 of Dahlonega passed away on May 24, 2017.  Lily was best described as an artist, activist, encourager, and true caregiver.  She had a heart for all m ...
Mary Renfroe Vaughan, 89, Dawsonville
Mrs. Mary Renfroe Vaughan, age 89, of Dawsonville, Lumpkin County, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born August 15, 1 ...

Other

James Rickey Kimbrell, 59, Jasper
James Rickey Kimbrell, 59 of Jasper, GA passed away on Wednesday May 24, 2017 at Northside Cherokee Hospital. There are no services planned at this time. Condolences may be e ...
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.