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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Apr 11th, 2018

Forsyth

Melinda Jenkins- Enriquez, age 60, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Melinda attended St. Brendan’s Catholic Church in Cumming. She was a member of a priva ...
Stephen Allen Deal, 62, Cumming
Stephen Allen Deal 62, of Cumming, Ga passed away on April 11, 2017. Stephen is predeceased in death by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Deal and his brother Mark Deal. Stephen l ...
Leonard “L.A.” Smith, age 80, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018. He was a veteran of the Army Reserves. L.A. loved everyone and everyone loved him. ...

Habersham

Stanley Lanier Morgan, 75, Cornelia
Stanley Lanier Morgan, age 75 of Cornelia, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Born in Atlanta, Georgia on September 21, 1942, he was a son of the l ...
Dennis White, 62, Alto
  Dennis White, age 62, of Alto, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 11, 2018, following an extended illness. Mr. White was born on August 16, 1955, in ...

Hall

John Mansfield Haff, 65, Gainesville
  John Mansfield Haff, 65 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville following a brief illness.  Born in M ...
Ronald Bennett Welborn, Sr, 86, Gainesville
Mr. Ronald Bennett Welborn, Sr., age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on April 11, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Memorial Park North ...
Demer Louise Clark, 88, Gainesville
Demer Louise Clark, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away on April 11, 2018. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 3:00pm at Memorial Park North Riverside Chap ...
Ethelene Wehunt Robinson, 86, Gainesville
  Ethelene Wehunt Robinson, 86, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.  A gathering to commemorate Mrs. Robinson lif ...

Lumpkin

Tommy Jay Carney, 82, Dahlonega
Mr. Tommy Jay Carney, age 82, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Mr. Carney was born in Blairsville, GA on March 18, 1936. He is preceded in death by his parent ...

Other

  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Chief Magistrate Judge Sherri Thurmond Smith, age 50 of Bogart, Georgia (South Jackson Community) who entered into rest Wednesda ...
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.