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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jun 7th, 2017

Banks

  Lucille Jackson Gibson, age 85 of Homer, passed away Wednesday, June 07, 2017. Born in Banks County on May 1, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Claude Jackson and ...

Forsyth

Valerie Ann Doss, 66, Cumming
Valerie Ann Doss, 66 of Cumming, GA passed away on Tuesday June 6, 2017. She was born on December 12, 1950 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Chester A. Strycula who has predecease ...
Robbie Meadows Wacho, 78, Cumming
Robbie Meadows Wacho, 78, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017.  A loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister, she was a faithful follower of the Lord ...

Habersham

William “Bill” Black, 86, Demorest
  William “Bill” Black, age 86, of Demorest, Georgia went to be with The Lord on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Mr. Black was born on August 28, 1930 in Clarkesv ...
Joyce E. Tomanek, 81, Clarkesville
Joyce E. Tomanek, age 81 of Clarkesville passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Born in Detroit, MI on November 3, 1935, was the daughter of the late Butch and Bernice Traver ...

Hall

Avien Derez Gober, 23, Gainesville
Avien Derez Gober, age 23 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. He was born on March 15, 1994 in Gainesville, GA, the son of Crystal K. Gober. He attended East Ha ...
Rose (Bobbie) Antley Morris, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Rose “Bobbie” Antley Morris, 85, of Gainesville, GA passed away May 31, 2017 with her loved ones by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lak ...
Robbie Lee Whelchel Stephens, 89, Murrayville
Robbie Lee Whelchel  Stephens, 89, of Murrayville, died Wednesday June 7, 2017 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Stephens was the daughter of the l ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Annie Ruth Johnson Watkins, age 92 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, June 7, 2017.  Mrs. Watkins was born in ...

Other

Myrtis Wheeler White, 91, Anderson, SC formerly of Toccoa
Mrs. Myrtis Wheeler White, age 91 of Anderson, South Carolina and formerly of Toccoa passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the Rainey Hospice House, Anderson, South Carolina. A ...
  Mr. Charlie Van Wilkes, Sr., age 64, of Ila, GA died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. Wilkes was born June 7, 1953 in Fort Bragg, NC to the late Charle ...
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.