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

Dawson

Billy A. Wise, 75, Dawsonville
Billy A. Wise, 75, of Dawsonville passed away Monday October 8, 2018 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born March 29, 1943 in Hemingway, South Carolina to ...

Forsyth

Sandra Ann "Sandy" Hames, 65, of Cumming passed away Monday, October 8, 2018. Survivors include her husband, Scott Hames of Cumming; daughter,  Amanda Bennett of ...

Habersham

Fred Watkins, 88, Mt. Airy
Fred Watkins, age 88, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went to his Heavenly Home on Monday, October 8, 2018, following an extended illness.f Mr. Watkins was born on September 20, 1930, in ...

Hall

Carla McNair Claymore, 75, Gainesville
Carla McNair Claymore, 75 of Gainesville passed away at dawn on Monday October 8, 2018 after a long illness. She was an Angelina born on November 18, 1942, to Captain, later Co ...
Keith Pattillo, 56, Flowery Branch
Mr. Keith Pattillo, age 56, of Flowery Branch passed away Monday, October 8, 2018. The family will receive friends 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Memorial ...

Jackson

Martha Louise Hale Duke, 100, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Martha Louise Hale Duke, age 100 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, October 8, 2018.  Mrs. Duke was born in Jac ...
Mary Lee Martin Hise, 86, Jefferson formerly of LaFayette, Ga.
Mary Lee Martin Hise, age 86, formerly of LaFayette, Georgia died Monday, October 8th   in Jefferson, Georgia, where she had resided since June 1, 2013 A native of Wal ...

Other

Rev. Alton Burrell, 71, Carnesville
Funeral services for Reverend Alton Burrell, age 71 of Carnesville will be held at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Toccoa Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Joey Whitlock and Re ...
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.