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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Feb 26th, 2018

Forsyth

Dorothy Eleanor Powell Gilstrap “Dottie”, age 70, of Cumming, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018.  Dottie had been employed in the Gwinnett Hospital System f ...
Margaret May Breen, 82, Cumming
Margaret May Breen, 82, of Cumming, GA passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018. She was born on December 22, 1935 in Brookville, PA the daughter of Jerome and Rosella Wingard J ...

Hall

David Allen Fox, 70, Gainesville
David Allen Fox, Sr. age 70 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, February 26, 2018. A public celebration of life service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, March 2 at First United M ...
Roslyn Fossett George Whiten, 77, Gainesville
Roslyn Fossett George Whiten age 77 of Gainesville, Ga (Forsyth County) passed away Monday, February 26, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 4 pm Thursday, March 1, 2018 at t ...
Kenneth Richard Roper, 69, Gainesville
Kenneth Richard Roper, age 68, of Gainesville, GA passed away Monday, February 26, 2018. He was a lifelong resident of Hall County, and shop supervisor for Hall Equipment Compan ...

Other

Linda Lee Enos, 67, Colbert
Linda Lee Enos, age 67, of Colbert, GA, passed away February 26th, 2018 at her residence.    Born on January 18th, 1951 in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of Herbe ...

Stephens

Mr. Barbara Ann Scott Fulbright, age 77 of Williams Bridge Road, Toccoa passed away Monday, February 26, 2018 at the St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital, Lavonia, Georgia. A ...
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.