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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 13th, 2018

Banks

Ms. Martha Lucille Jacks Yarbrough, age 72, of Maysville, GA died Friday, January 12, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospice House. Ms. Yarbrough was born in Commerce to the late Blanton ...

Dawson

Kirk W. Brookshire, 61, Dawsonville
Kirk W. Brookshire, 61, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday January 13, 2018. Born November 29, 1956 in the Ancon, Canal Zone and had been living in Dawson County since 1999 hav ...

Habersham

Eleanor Fitzgerald Evans, 87, Mt. Airy
Eleanor Fitzgerald Evans, age 87 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. Born on July 10, 1930 in Demorest, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Bessie Fitzge ...
Jeff Kimbrell, 57, Mt. Airy
Jeff Kimbrell, age 57 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. Born on September 27, 1960 in Atlanta, he was the son of the late Donald Kimbrell and Shirley Choate ...
Effie Clark Parham, 94, Cornelia
Effie Clark Parham, age 94, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018. Mrs. Parham was born on April 3, 1923 in Pageland, South Carolina to the late Clayton D ...
  Beverly Jane Roberts, age 68, of Alto, Georgia went to be with The Lord on Saturday, January 13, 2018 following a sudden illness.   Mrs. Roberts was born o ...

Hall

Annice McGlotha, 78, Gainesville
Annice T. Mcglotha, passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, January 13, 2018 surrounded by family. She was born August 1, 1939, in Gainesville, Ga to John D. Thompson (Sr.) ...
Rebecca Ann Tollison Parsons, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Rebecca Ann Tollison Parsons, 71, of Gainesville went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Northeast Medical Center surrounded by her ...

Jackson

James Lester Smith, 86, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Lester Smith, age 86 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 13, 2018.  Mr. Smith was born in Jeffers ...
Bill Webb, Jr., 74, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Bill Webb, Jr., age 74 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 13, 2018. Mr. Webb was born in Jefferson, Georgia ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Brenda Diane Pope Burgess, age 74 of Athens, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, January 13, 2018.  Mrs. Burgess was born in ...
Mrs. Barbara Jo Smith Sanford, age 77, of Jackson, GA formerly of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018. Mrs. Sanford was born in Murrayville on March 18, 1940 to ...

Stephens

Ruby Payne Moore, 96, Toccoa
Mrs. Ruby Payne Moore, age 96 of Toccoa went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on Saturday, January 13, 2018. A daughter of the late William Henry Payne and Anna Mae Clevelan ...
Roy Jordan, 84, Toccoa
Mr. Roy Lee Jordan, age 84 of 1764 North Hicks Road in Toccoa passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at Habersham Medical Center. A son of the late Namon DeCosta and Reba Franklin ...

White

Heyward Thurmond, 87, Murrayville
Mr. Heyward Thurmond age 87 of Murrayville, Ga. died Saturday January 13, 2018 in White County, Ga. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm Monday January 15, 2018 at the Mt. Ve ...
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.