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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Feb 21st, 2018

Banks

Henry Franklin O’Kelley, 81, Maysville
Mr. Henry Franklin O’Kelley, age 81, of Maysville, GA, passed away Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.    Mr. O’Kelley w ...

Forsyth

William Daniel "Bill" Foltz went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Wednesday, February 21, 2018. At half past seven in the evening, while surrounded by h ...

Gwinnett

Kerrey Michelle Elkins, age 46, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. She is survived by her husband of thirteen years, Terry Lee Elkins, Buford, GA; children, ...

Hall

Tranis Gene Bryson, 59, Clermont
Tranis Gene Bryson, age 59 of Clermont, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Mr. Bryson was born on February 17, 1959, in Towns County, to Elizabeth Dyer Bryson and the ...
Francis Tatum Park, 94, Gainesville
Francis Tatum Park passed away peacefully on February 21, 2018. She was born April 4, 1923 to the late Frank, Sr. and Laura Greenway Tatum, in Banks County. She was raised in Ba ...
Christie J. Smith, Gainesville
Mrs. Christie J. Smith of Gainesville passed away on February 21, 2018 at her residence with her family and friends at her bedside following an extended illness. Funeral service ...
Betty Waters Wofford, 87, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday February 26, 2018 at Ward’s Funeral Home for Betty Waters Wofford age 87 of Gainesville. The Rev. Richard Long will offici ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Helen Copeland Whatley Mulkey, age 95, of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Mrs. Mulkey was born in T ...
Lonnie Thomas Patton, 62, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Lonnie Thomas Patton, age 62, of Pendergrass, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Mr. Patton was born in Atlanta, Geo ...
James Lee Thomas, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. James Lee Thomas, age 68, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, February 21, 2018.  Mr. Thomas ...

Other

Wanda Lee Gaylor, 82, Jasper formerly of Cumming
Wanda Lee Gaylor, age 82, of Jasper, formerly of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. No services are scheduled at this time. Ingram Funeral Home & Crema ...
Richard “Dick” Thurmond McDaniel, age 90, of Atlanta, GA, died Wednesday, February 21, 2018 after an extended illness. A funeral service will be held Saturday, February ...
Margaret Brown Morgan, 91, Plant City, FL
Margaret Brown Morgan, age 91, of Plant City, FL, formerly of Cumming, GA, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. She was a member of North Dunedin Baptist Church in Duned ...

Stephens

Mr. William Jackson Miller, age 73 of Buena Vista Drive, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the home of his daughter in Winder, Georgia. A son of the late James ...
Ronnie Earl Smith, 67, Toccoa formerly of Mocksville, NC
Mr. Ronnie Earl Smith, 67, formerly of Mocksville, NC, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at his home. He was born September 18, 1950, in Salisbury, NC, to t ...
Mrs. Joyce Dean Helms Scruggs, age 72, of Sherwood Circle, Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, South Carolina. The dau ...
Mrs. Bonnie Smith Youngblood, age 91 of Hilltop Way, Toccoa passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the home of her daughter. A daughter of the late Riley David Smith, Sr. a ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.