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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 11th, 2017

Dawson

Mary Hulsey, 84, Dawsonville
Mary Hulsey, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday July 11, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born September 18, 1932 to the late ...

Hall

Betty Jo (Young) Clark, 79, Gainesville
Betty Jo (Young) Clark, 79, of Gainesville, GA, passed away on July 11, 2017.  She was the wife of 59 years to Wayne E. Clark.   Betty Jo was born in Gainesville, GA o ...
Dr. John Allen Yarbrough, 58, Clermont
Dr. John Allen Yarbrough, 58 of Clermont, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on July 11, 2017. John was born in Montgomery, Alabama on January 12, 1959 to the late Mr. Rober ...

Other

Robert St. John, 74, Canton
Mr. Robert St. John 74 of Canton, Georgia passed away on July 11, 2017. Visitation will be on July 13, 2017 from 4-9pm at McDonald and Son Funeral Home. Funeral services and buri ...

Rabun

Carlene English Worley, age 73, of Tiger, GA, passed away on July 11, 2017 with her family around her. Carlene was born the daughter of the late James Carlton English and Willi ...
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.