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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Apr 8th, 2018

Habersham

  Viola “Sissy” Thomas, age 46, of Alto, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 8, 2018 following a sudden illness. No Formal Services will be hel ...

Jackson

Kenneth G. Taylor, 71, Hoschton formerly of Buford
Kenneth G. Taylor, age 71, of Hoschton, GA and formerly of Buford, GA and the Gravel Springs Community passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018. He was preceded in death by his father, ...

Stephens

Mozelle Looney Stowe, 96, Eastanollee
Mrs. Mozelle Looney Stowe, age 96 of Eastanollee entered into the presence of her Lord on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Hube ...

White

Carolyn Sue Farmer, 72, Cleveland
Carolyn Sue Farmer, age 72 of Cleveland passed away on April 8, 2018.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Strickland Funeral Home Chapel ...
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.