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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jan 1st, 2018

Banks

Ruth Crump Cochran, 88, Baldwin
Ruth Crump Cochran, age 88, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018. Mrs. Cochran was born on December 31, 1929, in Rabun County, Georgia; a daughter of the ...

Gwinnett

Patricia Rene “Patti” Terrette, age 58, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018. She was preceded in death by her father Meredith Smith, Sr.; and brother, ...

Hall

Myrtle Shirley Whitt, 75, Flowery Branch
Ms. Myrtle Shirley Whitt, age 75, of Flowery Branch passed away peacefully Monday, January 1, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton, surrounded by her loving f ...

Jackson

William Smith, 73, Hoschton
William Ray Smith, age 73, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018. He worked 30 plus years at Thrall Car. He loved sports and was a big Ga Tech fan. He was a loving father. Survivors ...

Lumpkin

It is with great sadness that the family of Theodore “Ted” John Figarola, Jr. announce his passing on January 1, 2018 after a long illness. Ted was born on June 24, 194 ...

Other

CARLSON, Mary “Joyce” (Kimsey) Carlson, 86, of Norcross, Georgia, entered peacefully into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 1st, 2018, in th ...

Stephens

Charles Shedd, 90, Toccoa
Mr. Charles Shedd, age 90, of Phillips Road in Toccoa, Ga. passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the home. The son of the late Wesley and Lillian Mae Adams Shedd, he was born ...

White

Ernestine Harkins Wiley, 83, Cleveland
Ernestine Harkins Wiley, age 83 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on January 1, 2018. Mrs. Wiley was born on February 16, 1934 to her late parents Ernest Harkins and Mandy Ing ...
Anderson "Andy" Hope, 81, Cleveland
Anderson “Andy” Hope, age 81 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018. Andy was born January 31, 1936 in Lumpkin County to the late William Albert Hope and ...
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.