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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 3rd, 2018

Dawson

Marie Ann Luranc, 79, Dawsonville
Marie Ann Luranc, 79, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in her home following a brief illness.  Marie was born in Utica, New York in 1938, the first ch ...

Forsyth

Mildred Imogene Bolton Allison, 80, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family.  Mildred loved the outdoors and ga ...
Fairy Byrd Croy, 82, Cumming
Fairy Byrd Croy, 82, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018.  Fairy was a very loving and amazing wife, mother, and Nana. Survivors include her husband, Jack A. ...
Skylar Lane Picklesimer, inf, Cumming
Little Miss Skylar Lane Picklesimer, 3 month old daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Picklesimer, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018.  She is preceded in death by her grandfat ...

Gwinnett

Michael Burdeshaw, 45, Suwanee
Michael Burdeshaw, age 45, of Suwanee, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.   No services are planned at this time.   Ingram Funeral Home & Cremator ...

Habersham

James Carlton Jarrell, Jr, 88, Clarkesville
  James Carlton Jarrell, Jr., age 88 of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, January 03, 2018 following an extended illness. Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on ...

Hall

Mark David Allen, 55, Flowery Branch
Mark David Allen, age 55, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018. He is survived by his son, Joshua David Allen, Danielsville, GA and Daniel Jeremiah Allen, F ...
Betty Fennell Leonard, 85, Gainesville formerly of Cleveland
Betty Fennell Leonard, age 85 of Gainesville and formerly of Cleveland, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Born on July 14, 1932 in Clarkesville, Georgia, she was a daug ...
Antonia Sica, 94, Flowery Branch
Antonia Sica of Flowery Branch passed away on January 3, 2018 at the age of 94.  She is predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Bill, her parents, Onofio and Agostina, her sis ...
Patricia Ann "Pat" Minor, 81, Gainesville
Mrs. Patricia Ann "Pat" Minor, 81 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday January 3, 2017 at her residence Born in Chicago, Illinois, Mrs. Minor had lived in Hall County ...
Susan E. Newman, 56, Gainesville
Susan E. Newman of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away suddenly on Wednesday morning December 27, 2017. Susan was born in Newnan, Georgia on September 13th, 1961. She was a 1979 grad ...
  Ernest Council Williams, MD Beloved father and respected surgeon passed away at Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, Georgia on January 3, 2018. He was born in Blowing ...

Lumpkin

Tony Waters, 70, Dahlonega
Tony Waters, age 70, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Tony attended Pleasant Hill Full Gospel Church in Dawsonville, GA. He was a mechanic for many years. ...
Larry Lane Cates, 67, Dahlonega
Mr. Larry Lane Cates, age 67, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Larry was born in Atlanta, GA on February 22, 1950 to the late Robert Carlton and Katherin ...

Other

Hunter Holman, 7, Ball Ground
Hunter Holman, age 7, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Survivors include his parents, Kimberly Holman and Justin Nash both of Ball Ground, GA.; grandparents, Dorthy Holm ...

White

Emory Ray Dover, 77, Cleveland
Emory Ray Dover, age 77 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018.  Mr. Dover was born January 23, 1940 in Blairsville, GA to the late Grady and Cora Collins Dov ...
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.