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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 16th, 2018

Barrow

Mr. Joseph Terrell “Terry” Grant age 61 of Winder, Ga passed away on Tuesday October 16, 2018 at Barrow Hospital following an extended illness. Private Memorial serv ...

Gwinnett

Steven Brent Parker, 39, Buford
Steven Brent Parker left us on October 16, 2018; this is his story. Brent was a wonderful man that was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished.  Our “Brent-a ...

Habersham

  Funeral services for Monica Kathleen Gerrells Hamilton, age 63 of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Rev. ...

Hall

Sarah Jeanette Collins, 82, Oakwood
Sarah Jeanette Collins, 82, of Oakwood passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at ...
Julia “Judy” E. Richardson, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at her residence.      Memorial services will be he ...
Michael Shields, 59, Gainesville
Michael Shields 59, of Gainesville, GA, died October 16, 2018.   Survivors include sister, Angela Shields; brothers, Lonnie (Peggy) Shields, Lester Shi ...

Stephens

Paul L. Stowe, 82, Eastanollee
Mr. Paul L. Stowe, age 82 of Eastanollee Road, Eastanollee passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late Ralph B. and Coleus Hicks Stowe, he was born ...
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.