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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 9th, 2017

Forsyth

Wayne Jackson, 71, Cumming
Wayne Jackson, age 71, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017.  He was a beloved husband, son and father. Wayne was an active member of Mountain Lake Church in Cumm ...
Walter Porter, 90, Cumming
Walter Porter, age 90, and lifelong resident of Forsyth County, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Walter was a member of Salem Baptist Church and had served as a deacon for 63 ...

Gwinnett

Millie Jane Holman, 70, Buford
Millie Jane Holman, age 70, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Millard and Iona Holman; and brother, John Holman. She ...
Warren Jackson Kenerly, 82, Loganville
Warren Jackson Kenerly, age 82, of Loganville passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Mr. Kenerly was a graduate from Tucker High School in 1952.  He attended UGA, Mercer, G ...

Habersham

Gail C. Gunnels, 76, Clarkesville
Gail C. Gunnels, age 76, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Mrs. Gunnels was born on November 10, 1940 in Demorest, Georgia to the late Ford and ...
Hettie L. Jones, 86, Cornelia
Hettie L. Jones, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 following an extended illness. Mrs. Jones was born on June 20, 1931 in White County, Ge ...

Hall

Shaw Carter, 24, Gainesville
Shaw Malcolm Carter, 24, passed away on August 8th, 2017, in Athens, Georgia.  Shaw was born on January 1st, 1993, in Atlanta, Georgia.  Born with a congenital heart defe ...
Mrs. Mildred “Mickie” Bowen Kennedy passed away August 9, 2017 after a brief illness.  She was born January 29, 1921 in Bulloch County Georgia to the late Rowe Dol ...
Linda Seipel Menendez, 63, Gainesville
Mrs. Linda Seipel Menendez, age 63, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by family. Private Services will be held. Mrs. Menendez ...
Joan Caroline Pichetto-Krack, 87, Gainesville
Joan Caroline Pichetto-Krack, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away on August 9, 2017. Services will be held at a later date in Lodi, California. Memorial Park North.

Jackson

James Pittman Harris, 79, Jefferson
Mr. James Pittman Harris, age 79, of Jefferson, GA died Wednesday, August 9, 2017.  Mr. Harris was born in Jefferson to the late Joseph Leon and Effi Inez Walker Harris.  ...

Other

Mrs. Mary Louise Roberts Hardman, 91, of Ila, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 09, 2017, at her home. Mrs. Hardman was born in Comer, GA on April 30, 1926, daughter of the la ...
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.