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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Feb 4th, 2018

Banks

Agatha M. Payne, 93, Homer
Mrs. Agatha M. Payne, age 93, of Homer died Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.  Mrs. Payne was born in Carnesville to the late, Henry Grady and Be ...

Gwinnett

  Dorothy “Dot” Allen Pirkle, age 95, of the Buford, GA Hog Mountain community passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband of ...

Habersham

Albert Elijah London, 91, Demorest
Albert Elijah London, age 91 of Demorest, passed away February 4, 2018. Born in White County, Georgia on March 26, 1926, Mr. London was the son of the late Elisha and Ethel Edwa ...

Hall

Jessie Mae Grizzle, 67, Gainesville
Jessie Mae Grizzle, age 67, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018. Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.
Carolyn Gail Mills Palmer, 69, Gainesville
               Mrs. Carolyn Gail Mills Palmer, age 69 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018 ...
Selma Taylor Rich, 91, Gainesville
Selma Taylor Rich, 91, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018 following an extended illness. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February ...

Jackson

Mr. Gerald “Brent” Adams, Jr. age 50, of Nicholson died Sunday, February 4, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospice House.  Mr. Adams was born in Athens to Beverly Farmer ...

Other

Millicent P. Briggs, 79, Athens
Millicent P. Briggs, 79 of Athens passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018.    Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesvil ...
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.