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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Sep 21st, 2017

Gwinnett

Joyce Higgins Cook, 82, Buford
Joyce Higgins Cook, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Radford Cook; parents, Carroll and Reba Higgins; si ...

Hall

Barbara Ann Horne, 77, Gillsville
Barbara Ann Horne, 77 of Gillsville passed away Thursday September 21, 2017 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Forest Park, Ga., Mrs. Horne had lived in Hall Count ...
Jacob Benjamin Hammond, 21, Gainesville
Jacob Benjamin Hammond, 21 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday September 21, 2017. He was born on January 1, 1996 in Gainesville, GA the son of Bart and Lynn Croft Hammon ...
Michael John Racki, 35, Flowery Branch
Michael John Racki, age 35, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017. He is survived his wife of seven years, Stacie Krause Racki, Flowery Branch, GA; chil ...
Patricia Ruth Derrick Wood, 85, Buford, formerly of Flowery Branch
Mrs. Patricia Ruth Derrick Wood, age 85, of Buford, formerly of Flowery Branch, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by her fami ...

Jackson

John “Herman” Kesler, 85, Nicholson
            Mr. John “Herman” Kesler, age 85, of Nicholson, GA died Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Piedmont A ...

Other

Jason Christopher Baker, 42, Danielsville
Jason Christopher Baker, age 42 of Danielsville, GA passed away Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at his residence. Born on October 12, 1974 in Athens, GA to Emily Smith Baker and the la ...

White

Theron S. Patterson, Sr, 77, Cleveland
Theron S. Patterson, Sr., age 77 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Patterson was born on November 1, 1939, in Ma ...
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.