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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 17th, 2018

Banks

Milton Lee Dalton, 80, Homer
Milton Lee Dalton, age 80, of Homer, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 17, 2018, following an extended illness. Mr. Dalton was born on November 12, 1937, ...

Habersham

  Jodi Lane Williams Gerrell, age 42 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018.  Born in Stephens County, Georgia on October 7, 1975, she was a daughter ...

Hall

Osa Pauline Beasley, 78, Gainesville
Mrs. Osa Pauline Beasley, age 78, of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the ...
Michael Warren Lovell, 60, Gainesville
Mr. Michael Warren Lovell, age 60 of Gainesville, passed away on February 17, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Memorial Park North ...
George William McVay, 84, Flowery Branch
George William McVay, 84, of Flowery Branch passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturda ...
Geraldine Martin Smallwood, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Geraldine Martin Smallwood, 85, of Gainesville passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton Campus on Saturday, February 17, 2018 following a brief illness surrou ...

Jackson

Donald Lee Beall, 87, Hoschton
Mr. Donald Lee Beall, age 87, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Lanier Lodge, surrounded by his family. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February ...

Other

Maria Mosutan, 83, Tucker
Maria Mosutan, age 83, of Tucker, GA, died Saturday, February 17, 2018. A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 12:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Ma ...

Stephens

David Alfred Dickson, 81, Eastanollee
Mr. David Alfred Dickson, age 81, of Ridgeland Road in Eastanollee, Ga. passed away Saturday, February 17, 2018 at his home.  A son of the late Norman W. and Essie Mae Cash ...
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.