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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Feb 23rd, 2018

Forsyth

Robert John Hoover, 74, Cumming
  Robert John Hoover, 74, of Cumming, GA Passed away on Friday, February 23, 2018. He was born on January 10, 1944 in Belfast, Ireland, the son of Melvin E. and Joan Hur ...

Gwinnett

Douglas Marchman “Doug” Hall, age 68, of Buford, GA, died Friday, February 23, 2018 after an extended illness. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018 a ...

Habersham

Johnny Ray Gibson, 63, Turnerville
Mr. Johnny Ray Gibson age 63 of Sawdust Hills, Turnerville passed away Friday February 23, 2018 at his residence. A son of the late Thomas Virgil and Ada Mae Frady Gibson, He wa ...

Hall

Gladys Lacey Jones, 106, Gainesville formerly of North Miami, FL.
Gladys Lacey Jones, formerly of North Miami, FL, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2018 at age 106 after a brief hospitalization followed by  in-home Hospice at the home of ...
Thomas H Massey, 72, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Thomas H. Massey 72 of Gainesville, Ga. Mr. Massey died Friday Feb. 23, 2018 at his residence. Complete arrangements w ...
Mary Linda Payne, 69, Gainesville
Ms. Mary Linda Payne, 69, of Gainesville, GA was born September 26, 1948.  She attended Fair Street and EE Butler High School.  She departed this world on February 23, 20 ...

Jackson

John William Turner, 83, Commerce
John William Turner age 83 of Commerce passed away Friday Feb. 23, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Turner was born Sept. 21, 1934 in Commerce to the late Henry & Eva Evans Turner ...

Lumpkin

Camerone June Malloy, 77, Dahlonega
Camerone June Malloy, age 77, of Dahlonega passed away on Friday, February 23, 2018 at her residence following a long battle with cancer. Born March 9, 1940 in Birmingham, Alaba ...

White

Wanda Law Rensink, 86, Cleveland
Wanda Law Rensink, age 86, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on February 23, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced soon by Alexander Funeral Home ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.