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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 14th, 2018

Barrow

Dorothy “Dot” Marr Barnette, age 85, of Auburn, GA passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-four years, Henry Barnette ...

Dawson

John K. Pulley, 80, Dawsonville
John K. Pulley, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday January 14, 2018 at Chestatee Regional Hospital. Born October 6, 1937 in Laurence, SC to the late Louie and Helen Pulley, h ...

Gwinnett

Samir Roubin Jordak, 77, Buford
Samir Roubin Jordak, age 77, of Buford, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018. The Funeral Mass will be held Friday, January 19th at 11:00 am at Prince of Peace Catholic ...

Habersham

William Grady Cunningham, 58, Demorest
William Grady Cunningham, age 58 of Demorest, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Born in Atlanta, Georgia on July 7, 1959, he was a son of Nancy Burns Cunningham of Atlant ...
William C. “Nick” Nicholas, age 90, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Habersham Medical Center. Mr. Nicholas was born on December 9, 1 ...

Hall

Gary David Kendall, Jr, 52, Gainesville
Gary David Kendall, Jr, also known as David, age 52, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018.  David was the son of Gary David Kendall, the late Carolyn Jean ...
Fredrick J. Ledford, 83, Talmo
Fredrick J. Ledford “Snookes”, age 83 of Talmo, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, ...
Clifford Francis Tefend, 88, Gainesville
Mr. Clifford Francis Tefend, 88, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on January 14, 2018. Born in Highland Park, Michigan, he graduated from the University of Detroit with a Bac ...

Lumpkin

Joseph Winston Wilson, 87, Dahlonega
Joseph Winston Wilson of Dahlonega, 87, died January 14th at The Oaks at Hampton in Cumming Ga.              & ...
Willie Mae Buice, 78, Dahlonega
Willie Mae Buice, 78, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018.  Born February 12, 1939, she was the daughter of Ivan and Dessie Bennett. Mrs. Buice worked as a seams ...
June Chamberlain, 83, Dahlonega
June Chamberlain, 83, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday January 14, 2018 at her residence following a sudden illness. June was born June 14, 1935 in Iaeger, West Virginia to the l ...
  Donald “Donnie” Oliver Norsworthy, age 66. Of Dahlonega, GA passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan Norsworthy; in ...

Other

Hazel Eulalia Edwards, 94, Montgomery
Mrs. Hazel Eulalia Edwards, age 94 of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Prattville Baptist Hospital.  Hazel died following a short illness. Ha ...
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.