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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Feb 8th, 2018

Dawson

John F. Schlesinger, 62, Dawsonville
John F. Schlesinger, 62, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday February 8, 2018 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health. Born April 4, 1955 in Temple, ...

Gwinnett

Kenneth "Ken" B. Thompson, 90, Sugar Hill
Kenneth "Ken" B. Thompson, age 90, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018.    Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife of forty-two years ...

Hall

Charles Anthony “Tony” Evans, 66, Flowery Branch
Charles Anthony “Tony” Evans, age 66, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018. He is survived by his children, Amanda Evans Peyton, Buford, GA, ...
Tammy S. Grindle, 52, Gainesville
Ms. Tammy S. Grindle, age 52 of Gainesville, passed away on February 8, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 4:00pm on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Memorial Park North Riversid ...
Chaela Rayschelle Lundquist, 30, Gainesville
Chaela Rayschelle Lundquist, 30 of Gainesville passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018. She was a graduate of Chestatee High School.  Survivors include her dad and stepmo ...
Robert Moss, 67, Gainesville
Robert Moss age 67 of Gainesville, Ga passed on February 8, 2018. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home. 

Other

Phyllis Elaine Vessels, 63, Stone Mountain formerly of Gainesville
Phyllis Elaine Vessels, age 63 of Stone Mountain, GA, formally of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Dekalb Medical Hospital in Decatur, GA.  Phyllis E. ...

White

Clyde Asbury Chambers, 91, Cleveland
Clyde Asbury Chambers, age 91 of Cleveland, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Mr. Chambers was born on October 6, 1926, in Demorest, Georgia, to the ...
Bill H. Rogers, 85, Cleveland
Bill H. Rogers, age 85, of Cleveland, GA, passed away on February 8, 2018. Mr. Rogers was a member of the First Baptist Church, Cleveland, since 2009. Bill served four years in ...
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.