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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Mar 31st, 2018

Forsyth

Ryan Christopher Haley, 16, Cumming
Ryan Christopher Haley, age 16, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018. Ryan loved skateboarding, outdoors, hiking, animals and hanging out with his friends. He a ...
Ronald Alexander Duff, 91, Cumming
Ronald Alexander Duff, age 91, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018. He was born in Chicago; IL on July 30, 1926 to the late Alexander and Jessie Davis Duff. He served ...

Gwinnett

J.C. Marsingill, 85, Evans, formerly of Buford
J. C. Marsingill, 85, of Evans, GA entered into rest on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Fune ...

Hall

Donald Leon Durieux, 71, Flowery Branch
Donald Leon Durieux, 71, of Flowery Branch entered heaven on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at his residence following a short, brave battle with cancer. Born on November 26, 1946, i ...
Donald Leon Durieux, 71, Flowery Branch
Donald Leon Durieux, age 71, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018.    Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Park South, Fl ...
Pastor Brian Robin Martin, age 57, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Pastor Robin Martin was born on September ...
Bertha Grace Watkins Gillespie Rundles, 88, of Gainesville, GA gracefully departed this world on Monday March 19, 2018 at her residence. A Celebration of Life service will be he ...

Lumpkin

Sally Bess Spence Beggs, 62, Dahlonega
Sally Bess Spence Beggs, of Dahlonega, Georgia, age 62, passed away March 31, 2018, following a brief illness. Sally was born October 11, 1955, in Florence, South Carolina, to J ...

Other

Joe Conrad Cochran, 84, Athens
Joe Conrad Cochran, age 84, of Athens passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018. Survivors include his wife Margie Cochran; step son Ricky Carter; daughter Karen Roop; brother Leon ...

Rabun

Ted Lars Law, 90, Rabun Gap
    Ted Lars Law, 90, of Rabun Gap, died Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Clayton.           Born Aug. 1, 1927, in Hillsbo ...
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.