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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 1st, 2017

Gwinnett

Randall Mewborn, 58, Buford
Randall Mewborn, age 58, of Buford, GA passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Dover Mewborn; and sister, Linda Mewborn. He is survive ...

Habersham

Roland Wendell Cook, 58, Demorest
Roland Wendell Cook, age 58 of Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 01, 2017. Born in Burlington, North Carolina on August 01, 1959, he was a son o ...

Hall

Emily Grace Willers, 103, Gainesville
On August 1, 2017, and after a long and well-lived life, Gainesville resident Emily Grace Willers, 103, was brought home by the Lord.  She was pre-deceased by her husband ...
Homer Carlisle, 81, Flowery Branch
Homer Carlisle, 81, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on August 1, 2017.    Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesvill ...

Jackson

Tommy David Jackson, 70, Hoschton
Tommy David Jackson, age 70, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Survivors include his wife Jane Jackson; sons Tommy Jr. and wife Claudia; Joseph Daniel Jackson and ...

Other

John Samuel Austin, 81, Royston
John Samuel Austin, age 81 of Royston, GA passed away Tuesday, August 01, 2017.   Born in Carnesville, GA on December 21, 1935, Mr. Austin was the son of the late Pelham ...

Stephens

Richard Allen Cobb, 56, Toccoa
Mr. Richard Allen Cobb, age 56 of 924 Long Road, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at his residence. A son of the late Tom Ed and Sara Dooley Cobb, he was born April 9, ...
Kathryn Mabry Durden, 76, Toccoa
Mrs. Kathryn Mabry Durden, age 76 of Hands of Love Drive, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at her residence. A daughter of the late Otha Mabry, Sr. and Mae Elise Adams ...

White

Evelyn Audrey Metcalf, 86, Cleveland
Evelyn Metcalf of Saint Augustine, Florida, formerly of Cleveland, GA passed away August 1, 2017.  Evelyn was born in New York, New York on February 28, 1931 to the late Georg ...
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.