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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Aug 3rd, 2017

Forsyth

Dominic Garcia, 3, Cumming
Dominic Garcia 3, of Cumming, Ga. passed away on August 3, 2017 at Northside Hospital. Visitation will be from 9am-2pm on Monday August 7th, 2017 at McDonald and Son Funeral Hom ...
Lilian Popp, 99, Cumming
Lilian Popp, 99, of Cumming passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017. Memorial services will be held Friday, August 4, at 2:00 p.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home Chapel. Ingram Fune ...

Gwinnett

Betty Ramey Harris, 87, Buford
Betty Ramey Harris, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-five years, Roy Harris; parents, Emory and Era ...

Hall

Betty Sue Truelove, 78, Gainesville
Betty Sue Truelove, 78 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday August 3, 2017. Sue was born in Braselton, GA., on August 26, 1938, to the late Charlie and Mary Blackbur ...
Randall “Randy” Anderson, 65, Gainesville
Randall “Randy” Anderson, 65, of Gainesville went to heaven on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 5, 2017 in t ...
James Larry McClure, 70, Gainesville
James Larry McClure, age 70, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2017. James was born in Chamblee, lived in Doraville and Cumming for most of his life. He move ...
Mary Ellene Sailers, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Ellene Sailers, 94 of Gainesville died Thursday August 3, 2017 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday August 6, 2017 in the c ...
James Marvin Thompson, 52, Oakwood
James Marvin Thompson, age 52 of Oakwood, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           & ...

Jackson

Bryan Scott Mitchell, 42, Jefferson
Bryan Scott Mitchell, age 42, of Jefferson passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017. Bryan was a Georgia Bulldog fan, he enjoyed working on cars and old trucks, had a passion for music ...

Lumpkin

Wayne Kent Anderson, 59, Athens formerly of Dahlonega
Wayne Kent Anderson, age 59, passed away on August 3, 2017.  Wayne was a current resident of Athens, Georgia but lived most of his life in Dahlonega, Ga and Gainesville, Ga. ...

Other

John David Padgett, age 64, and a native of Cherokee County, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017. He was owner of Padgett’s Body Shop, where he specialized in custom auto re ...

White

Martha Sue Chasatain, 64, Sautee
Martha Sue Chastain, age 64 of Sautee, Georgia passed away on August 3, 2017.   Martha was born in Lumpkin County to the late Claude Gravitt and Fannie Lee Brock Gravitt ...
Wesley Pardue, 63, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Wesley Pardue, age 64 of Cleveland. Wesley passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017. Mr. Pardue was born in Jackson ...
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.