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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jan 8th, 2018

Banks

Tommie Lee Watts, 68, Maysville
Tommie Lee Watts, age 68 of Maysville, GA passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.     Born on Feb. 22, 1949 in Kosciusko, MS to Nina Herring Watts and the late William ...

Barrow

Balbina Andrea McDaniel, age 47, of Winder passed away January 8, 2018. Survivors include her father Jose Andres Caro Ramos; significant other Kenneth Dailey; son Bobby M ...

Gwinnett

Della Reece Colquitt, 91, Suwanee
Della Reece Colquitt, age 91, of Suwanee, GA passed away Monday, January 8, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-three years, Harold C. Colquitt. Mrs. Colquitt ...
Paul James Tomlinson, 49, Dacula
Paul James Tomlinson, age 49, of Dacula, GA, died suddenly Monday, January 8, 2018. Paul has been cremated and a memorial service will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 3:00 PM ...
Taylor A. Howard, 25, Suwanee
Taylor A. Howard, age 25, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Pamela Howard, Suwanee, GA; sister, Avery Howard; grandpa ...

Habersham

Dan Boling, 70, Baldwin
Dan Boling, age 70, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018. Mr. Boling was born on September 26, 1947, in Banks County, Georgia; a son of the late Lee and F ...

Hall

Dorothy Ann "Dot" Moon, 68, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Thursday January 11, 2018 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Dorothy Ann “DOT” Moon, age 68, of Gainesville. The Rev. Ro ...
Rev. Barney Eugene Williams, 92, Flowery Branch
Rev. Barney Eugene Williams of Flowery Branch, Ga;  a loved husband, Father, Grandfather, Preacher and Friend to many passed away on Monday January 8, 2018.  Barney was p ...

Other

Hattie Sue Ramey, 74, Carnesville
Hattie Sue Ramey, 74, of Carnesville, GA passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital from a sudden illness. Born on April 13, 1943 in Oakwood, ...

White

Frances A. Partin, 83, Cleveland
Frances A. Partin, age 83 of Cleveland, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018. Mrs. Partin was born on July 15, 1934, in Helen, Georgia, to the late H.L. and Ruby Johnson Adams ...
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.