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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 20th, 2018

Dawson

George William Brookshire, 86, Dawsonville
Lieutenant Colonel (US Army Retired) George William Brookshire, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday March 20, 2018 at his residence. Bill was born July 28, 1931 in Hoschton, ...

Gwinnett

Lula E. Smith, 90, Buford
Mrs. Lula E. Smith, age 90, of Buford passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Pruitt Healthcare in Buford. Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Memor ...

Habersham

Holly Goguen, 44, Clarkesville
Holly Goguen, age 44, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, following an extended illness. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, Ma ...

Hall

Eugene “Gene” Jackson Clark, age 93, of Gillsville, GA passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Gene was born February 11, 1925 in Habersham County to the late John Norr ...
Dorothy 'Dotsy' B. Coffey, 66, Flowery Branch
Dorothy “Dotsy” B. Coffey, 66, of Flowery Branch passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Grady Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Mar ...
Martha Ann Gilmer, 79, Gainesville
Martha Ann Gilmer, 79 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday March 20, 2018. Born in Hall County, Ms. Gilmer was the daughter of the late Alvin and Ora White Howell.  She serve ...
Betty Ann Upchurch, 88, Gainesville
Betty Ann Upchurch, age 88, of Gainesville, GA passed away March 20, 2018. The family will have visitation Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 from 11:00 until 11:30 am at McDonald and S ...
Willie Twelve Echols, Jr., 79, Gainesville
Willie Twelve Echols, Jr., age 79, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. ] He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Echols; parents, Willie and Mildr ...

Jackson

Bill F. Williamson, 83, Commerce
Mr. Bill F. Williamson, age 83, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. Williamson was born in Jefferson to the late Gladys Gloson Mauldin.  H ...

Stephens

Roy Lee Simpson, Sr, 87, Toccoa
Mr. Roy Lee Simpson, Sr., age 87 of Nub Garland Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A son of the late John and Ola Mae Brown Simps ...
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.