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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 9th, 2018

Dawson

James A. Harmon, 87, Dawsonville
James A. Harmon, 87, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday January 7, 2018 at New Horizons Lanier Park following a period of declining health. Mr. Harmon was born June 15, 1930 to t ...

Forsyth

Robert Dale Jones, 85, Cumming
Robert Dale Jones, 85 of Cumming, GA, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He was born on June 24, 1932 in Ottumwa, IA, the son of Earl Emmett and Helen Rachel Spurlock Jone ...

Gwinnett

Thomas Edsel Hand, Sr, 75, Buford
Thomas Edsel Hand, Sr., age 75, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Rhodie Hand. Mr. Hand is survived by his wif ...
Mary Frances Hellams Miller, age 93, passed away peacefully on December 17, 2017. She was born in Laurens Co., S.C. on October 3, 1924. Mary Frances Hellams Miller was the daughter ...

Habersham

Lorene McCollum Segers, 93, Cornelia
  Lorene McCollum Segers, age 93, of Cornelia, Georgia, met her beloved husband at the Gates of Pearls on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Mrs. Segers was born on January ...

Hall

Ben Edward Fralick, 56, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ben Edward Fralick, age 56, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Gainesville, surrounded by his family. Memoria ...
Mr. Donald W. “Don” Griffiths, 84, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on January 9, 2018. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  ...
Katherine Pulliam, 68, Gainesville
Miss Katherine Pulliam, age 68 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are sched ...
Mrs. Daisy Irene Deaton Reed, age 99, passed away January 9, 2018 after a long illness and a brave fight. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 12, 2018 in the Ch ...
Charles A. Gabriel, 94, Gainesville
Charles A. Gabriel, 94, of Gainesville, GA died January 9, 2018. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Park Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. ...
Boyd C. Gravitt, 82, Flowery Branch
Mr. Boyd C. Gravitt, age 82, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at his residence, surrounded by his family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, Janua ...
Helen Colleen Saine Griffith, 84, Murrayville
Mrs. Helen Colleen Saine Griffith, 84, of Murrayville, GA passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at The Oaks at Limestone. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, ...

Jackson

Terry W. Sheridan, 67, Commerce
Mr. Terry W. Sheridan, aka “Roadrunner”, age 67, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mr. Sheridan was born i ...
Francis H. Shore, 90, Commerce
Francis H. Shore, age 90 of Commerce, GA passed away Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.   Born on Feb. 15, 1927 in Commerce, GA to the late Claude and Lucy Lord Shore. Mr. Shore was ...

White

Richard Martin Thome, Sr, 67, Cleveland
  Richard Martin Thome, Sr. age 67 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Mr. Thome was born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, to the late William and Ber ...
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.