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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jun 2nd, 2017

Banks

Donna Chadwick, 68, Gillsville
Donna Chadwick age 68 of Gillsville passed away Friday June 2, 2017 at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital.   Mrs. Chadwick was born in Thomaston, Georgia on May 22, 1949 ...

Barrow

Clarke Williams Adair, Jr. of Winder, GA passed away on June 2, 2017 after a brief illness. Mr. Adair was born on November 26, 1940 and was preceded in death by his mother, Doris D ...
Victor Frank Cisilski, 82, Statham
Victor Frank Cisilski, age 82, of Statham passed away Friday, June 2, 2017.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

Forsyth

Floria Dean Day, 82, Cumming
Mrs. Floria Dean Day, age 82, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Winfred E. (Shorty) Day; and parents, Lewis and Berti ...

Hall

Michael David Collier, 57, Flowery Branch
Michael David Collier, age 57, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. He is survived by his friend, Robyn Placek, Oakwood, GA; son, Baxter Collier, Dawsonville, ...
William Henry "Bill" Peck, 76, Gainesville
William Henry "Bill" Peck, 76, a life-long Gainesville resident, died on June 2, 2017, after bravely battling a long illness.  A devoted family man and a loyal frien ...
Frances T. Irvin, 86, Gillsville
Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday June 4, 2017 in Ward’s Funeral Home Chapel for Frances T. Irvin, age 86 of Gillsville. Rev. Tim House will officiate. Inte ...
Wanda Sargent McClure, 49, Flowery Branch
Wanda Sargent McClure, age 49, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Brady and Ila Sargent. She is survived by her ...
Brannon Scott (Boo) Sheridan, 32, Gainesville
Brannon Scott (Boo) Sheridan, age 32 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, June 02, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 5, 2017 ...
Dorothy Mae Peck Wehunt, 74, Gainesville
Dorothy Mae Peck Wehunt, 74, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center. No services are planned at this time. Born on July 26, ...

Jackson

Kathryn Kilgore Golden, 81, Commerce
Mrs. Kathryn Kilgore Golden, age 81, of Commerce, GA died Friday, June 2, 2017 at Landmark Hospital.  Mrs. Golden was born in Atalla, AL to the late Jack Robert and Hazel Scar ...
Donald Lomax, 82, Jefferson
Donald Lomax, age 82, of Jefferson, GA passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017. He is survived by his wife of sixty-four and a half years, Janie Evans Lomax, Jefferson, GA; children ...

Other

Wilber Woodard, 64, Decatur
Wilber Woodard, age 64, of Decatur, GA passed away Friday, June 2, 2017. He is survived by his wife of thirty-five years, Yvonne Cash Woodard, Decatur, GA; children, Quentin Woodar ...
Frank Keason Blair, 79, Danielsville
Mr. Frank Keason Blair, age 79, of Danielsville, GA died Friday, June 2, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mr. Blair was born in Tiger to the late Luther and Harriett C ...
Alphonse Theriault, 84, Alpharetta
Alphonse Theriault, 84 of Alpharetta, GA passed away on Friday June 2, 2017.   Graveside services will be held at a later date.   Condolences may be expressed ...

Union

Betty Ann McDaniel, 82, Suches
Betty Ann McDaniel, age 82, of Suches, GA passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 following an extended illness. Betty Ann was the daughter of the late Hoyt Preston and Mozelle Wils ...
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.