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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Sep 4th, 2017

Banks

Mr. Ronald Nelson Ervin age 79 of Lula (Gillsville Community) passed away Sunday Sept. 3, 2017 at his residence.   Mr. Ervin was born June 3, 1938 in Maysville to the late G ...

Dawson

Aline Stephens, 84, Dawsonville
Aline Stephens, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday September 3, 2017 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born November 17, 1932 to the late Farris and An ...

Forsyth

Jimmy McGriff, 73, Cumming
Jimmy McGriff, age 73, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017.  He was a United States Navy veteran.  Jimmy loved cars especially Mustangs. He is preceded ...

Habersham

Lillian Hencely, age 95, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017.   She was born on July 16, 1922 in Monroe County, Georgia to the late Simeon B. Knight and Minnie Malcomb Kni ...
Rev. Roy Kenneth Pilcher, 68, Cornelia
Rev. Roy Kenneth Pilcher, age 68 of Cornelia, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017, at his residence. Born in Cobb County on March 16, 1949, to the late William Roy Pilcher ...
Glenda Bell Ryals, 69, Clarkesville
Glenda Bell Ryals, age 69, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 4, 2017, following an extended illness.   Mrs. Ryals was born on November ...
Salomon Trejo, 62, Cornelia
Salomon Trejo, age 62, of Cornelia, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 following an extended illness.  Salomon was born in Jalpan de Serra, Mexico to the late Trinidad M ...

Hall

Olaffia "Rabbit" Hester of Gaineville, GA passed away on August 31, 2017.  Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday at 1:00 PM at First Baptist Church, 500 Martin L ...
Henry G. McConnell, 67, Flowery Branch
Henry G. McConnell, 67, of Flowery Branch, died Monday September 4, 2017 at his residence.  Mr. McConnell was born August 2, 1950 in Georgetown, South Carolina to the late Joh ...
Robert L. Turner, 86, Flowery Branch
Robert L. Turner, age 86, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017. He was preceded in death by his son, Steve Dwayne Turner. He is survived by his wife of si ...

Jackson

Patricia M. Siegendorf, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Patricia M. Siegendorf, age 72 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Sunday, September 3, 2017.  Mrs. Siegendorf was born ...

Lumpkin

Hazel Rider Satterfield, 74, Dahlonega
Mrs. Hazel Rider Satterfield, age 74, of Dahlonega passed away Monday, September 4, 2017. Mrs. Satterfield was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  She was bo ...
Robert Eugene Bozeman, 57, Dahlonega
Robert Eugene Bozeman, age 57 of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 at his residence. Memorial services will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 4:00pm in th ...

Other

Horace J. Pace, 87, Smyrna
Mr. Horace J. Pace, age 87, of Smyrna passed away Monday, September 4, 2017 at The Oaks of Braselton, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Se ...
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.