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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 13th, 2017

Dawson

Priscilla Faith Harrison Beale, age 82, peacefully passed into eternal life on June 13, 2017 in her beloved lake house in Dawsonville, GA. She was born in June, 1935 in Long Bea ...

Forsyth

Djuna (Stormy) Spain Henson, age 53, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017.  She was a member of North Point Church in Alpharetta, GA. Djuna was a loving daughter ...

Gwinnett

Herbert Arthur Terwilliger, III, 68, of Buford, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, peacefully in his home following complications due to Myelofibrosis. In just one week ...
Mildred Hodge Wright, 71, Duluth
Mildred Hodge Wright, age 71, of Duluth, GA passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017. She is survived by her husband of thirty-nine years, Pastor Bobby Wright, Duluth, GA; children, Chan ...

Jackson

Charles Pledger Cotton, 85, Commerce
Mr. Charles Pledger Cotton, age 85 of Commerce died Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Cotton was born in Maysville to the late, Pledger Dillard and Clara Belle Ode ...

Lumpkin

Teresa Hartzell, 82, Dahlonega
Teresa Hartzell, age 82 of Dahlonega passed away on June 13th, 2017 following a brief illness.  She was born in Philadelphia, PA and later moved to Boca Raton, FL where she wa ...

Stephens

Wayne Lawrence, 66, Toccoa
  Wayne Lawrence, age 66, of Toccoa, GA passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017. He is survived by his wife of twenty years, Brenda Westfall Lawrence, Toccoa, GA; children, Jeff ...
Madge Chitwood Bond, 92, Toccoa
Mrs. Madge Chitwood Bond, age 92 of Lewis Street, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.   A daughter of the late Silas G. and Sadie Reynolds ...
Carlton Dupree Rumsey, 80, Toccoa
Mr. Carlton Dupree Rumsey, age 80 of 74 Davis Avenue, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Ralph and Lela Mae Murray Rums ...

White

Merline Maund, 100, Sautee Nacoochee
Merline Maund, age 100 of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Mrs. Maund was born October 15, 1916 in Howard Lake, MN to the late Harry and Lola May Magill. He ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.