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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Sep 11th, 2017

Banks

Mrs. Barbara Ann Poole Jones, age 69, of Lula died Monday, September 11, 2017 at her residence.  Mrs. Jones was born in Commerce to the late, Fletcher and Ida Mae Massey Poole ...

Dawson

Oliver Brock, 82, Dawsonville
Oliver Brock, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Monday September 11, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born February 12, 1935 to the ...
Nancy Martin Eason, 67, Dawsonville
Nancy Martin Eason, 67, of Dawsonville, passed away Monday, September 11, 2017.  A native of Cumming, Nancy was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and active in the WMU. &n ...

Forsyth

Richard Lem Wintersteen of Cumming, GA, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017, at approximately 1:14 p.m. He was born in Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas on March 15, 1924. He was ...
David John Zimmer, 79, Cumming
David John Zimmer, 79 of Cumming, GA passed away on Monday September 11, 2017. The family will receive friends on Saturday September 16, 2017 from 10am to 11am at the McDonald a ...

Gwinnett

Patricia Garrett Frederick, age 68, of Buford, GA, died Tuesday, August 22, 2017 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM at ...
Robert Van Stanford, 87, Lilburn
  Robert Van Stanford, 87, of Lilburn, GA passed away peacefully on September 11, 2017.  Mr. Stanford was born in Atlanta, GA, the eldest of 4, to William and Celeste ...
Geoffrey D. Maddox, 45, Lawrenceville
Geoffrey D. Maddox, age 45, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. He was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Maddox; and grandparents, J.C. and Will ...
James Wesley Wilson, 88, Buford
James Wesley Wilson, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Randy Paul Wilson. He is survived by his sister, Ann W ...

Habersham

D.W. Armour, 74, Demorest
D.W. Armour, age 74 of Demorest, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017. Born in Hall County, Georgia on December 31, 1942, he was a son of the late Dee and Vadie Thomas Armo ...
Irene Elizabeth Gibson, 96, Mt. Airy
Irene Elizabeth Gibson, age 96 of Mt. Airy, Georgia and Leesburg, Florida, passed away peacefully after a yearlong battle with cancer on Monday, September 11, 2017. Mrs. Gibson ...
Rev. Grover Garrison Murphy, age 82 of Alto, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at his residence. Born in Hall County, Georgia on April 27, 1935, he was a son of the late G ...
Donnie Seay, 59, Martin formerly of Demorest
Donnie Seay, age 59 of Martin, Georgia formerly of Demorest passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 23, 2017 ...

Hall

Ronald Patrick Smith, 73, Clermont
Alexander Funeral Home announces that Ronald Patrick Smith, age 73, of Clermont, Georgia passed away on September 14, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be a ...

Lumpkin

Debra Ann Price Arden, 59, Dahlonega
Debra Ann Price Arden age 59 of Dahlonega passed away September 7, 2017. Debra loved to paint and “doodle”. Debra was a very talented artist and had most recently illus ...
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.