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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jul 8th, 2017

Dawson

James Burt, 84, Dawsonville
James Burt, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 7, 2017 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born June 30, 1933 to the late Luther and Luna Burt, he w ...

Gwinnett

Wayne Lynn Stephens, 72, Hoschton
Wayne Lynn Stephens, age 72, of Hoschton, GA passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lynn and Anna Mae Stephens. He is survived by hi ...
Percy C. Cannon, Jr., 86, Sugar Hill
Percy C. Cannon, Jr., age 86, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Percy Cannon, Sr. and Effie Cannon; infants, Geor ...
Marie Turpin Chambers, 51, Buford
Mrs. Marie Turpin Chambers, age 51, of Buford, GA died Saturday, July 8, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Chambers was born in Commerce to Leila Neese Daniel (Wayne) of Buford and ...
Betty Joyce Walker Cox, 80, Hoschton
Betty Joyce Walker Cox, 80, of Hoschton, GA went to be with her Savior on July 8th, 2017.  Mrs. Cox was born in Greenville, SC on April 21, 1937 to James Blain and Velma Ga ...
Sarah White Johnson, 97, Suwanee
Sarah White Johnson, age 97, of Suwanee, GA passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lamar Johnson; son, Johnny L. Johnson; and great gra ...
Truman B Thompson, 93, Buford
Truman B. Thompson, age 93, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-nine years, Mae Buice Thompson; parents, Emory and ...

Habersham

Richard C. Tucker, 81, Clarkesville
Richard C. Tucker, age 81, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017.   No formal services will be held.   Those wishing to express online condo ...

Hall

Jose Barraza, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Jose Barraza, 82, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017 in ...
Maddux Kai Smith, inf, Gainesville
On July 8th, 2017 at 2:51 pm Maddux Kai Smith came into our lives at 20 weeks 5 days old. Preterm labor began due to cervical incompetence and the water sac pushing through. He was ...

Jackson

Mrs. Francine Mary Harper Holland, age 74, of Maysville died Friday, July 7, 2017 at Gentiva Hospice at Piedmont Athens Regional.  Mrs. Holland was born in Commerce to the lat ...

Lumpkin

Ruby Gibson Truelove, 85, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ruby Gibson Truelove, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Ruby was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, GA. She retired from the M ...

Other

Michael Glade Smith, 60, Milton
Michael Glade Smith 60, of Milton, Ga passed away on July 8, 2017. No services are planned at this time. Condolences may be expressed at www.mcdonaldandson.com. Arrangemen ...

Stephens

Mazie Harrison, 77, Toccoa
Mrs. Mazie Maxene McFarlin Harrison, age 77 of Skyline Drive in Toccoa passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at her home.  A daughter of the late Alfred and Katie Garner McFar ...

White

Skylar Kit Krautter, infant, passed from this life on Saturday, July 8, 2017 in loving parents’ embrace. Born on July 7, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center toBrandon ...
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.