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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Nov 1st, 2018

Forsyth

Troy Harris, 49, Cumming
Troy Harris age 49 of Cumming, Georgia passed away November 1, 2018. At this time no services are planned. Care and trust placed in McDonald and Son Funeral Home, 150 Sawnee Drive, ...

Hall

Barbara Blanton Allen, 75, Gainesville
Barbara Blanton Allen, age 75 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018 surrounded by her family. Barbara was born in Rome, Georgia but lived most of her life in ...
Roland H. Force, 71, Gainesville
Roland H. Force, 71, of Gainesville died November 1, 2018. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home, Gainesville, Georgia.
Cheryl Ann Balogh Carter, 74, Gainesville
Cheryl Ann Balogh Carter, 74, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton following an extended illness. Funeral services ...

Lumpkin

Michael Jarrard, 64, Dahlonega
Michael Jarrard, age 64, of Dahlonega went home to be with the Lord while surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, November 1, 2018. Michael was preceded in death by his gra ...
Jan Burt, 58, Dahlonega
Jan Burt, age 58, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018. Jan was a native of Dahlonega, member of Friendship Baptist Church, loved traveling, gardening, ...

Other

Charles Emerson Crane, Jr, 74, Rockmart, Ga.
Charles “Joe” Emerson Crane Jr., 74, of Rockmart, died Thursday November 1, 2018.  Charles was born in Gainesville on September 6, 1944, to the late Charles &ldquo ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mary Ann Hardman Campbell, age 70 of Sunset Lane, Toccoa passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Pruitt Health of Toccoa. A daughter of the late Lewis Clifford Hardman an ...
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.