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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Mar 22nd, 2018

Dawson

Tim Anthony Blackwell, 60, Dawsonville
Tim Anthony Blackwell, age 60, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018. He was a loving husband, father, son and friend. Tim loved music and was a bass guitarist. ...

Forsyth

Ronnie Goss, 70, Cumming
Ronnie Goss, age 70 of Cumming, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents, Gartrell and Willie ...

Hall

Lillie Mae O'Dell Green, 99, Gainesville
Lillie Mae O’Dell Green, age 99, community friend and co-founder of Green’s Grocery, died Thursday, March 22 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville following a ...
Della Ruth Hunter, 89, Gainesville
 Mrs. Della Ruth Hunter, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services ...

Stephens

Larry O’Barr, 65, Toccoa
Mr. Larry O’Barr, age 65, of Lovell Road in Toccoa passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the residence. A son of the late Kenneth and Lucy Roland O’Barr, he was bo ...

White

Phillip “Philly” Scott Higgins, age 53, of Sautee, Georgia went to be with The Lord on Thursday, March 22, 2018. Mr. Higgins was born on February 11, 1965 in Co ...
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.