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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 26th, 2018

Gwinnett

At the young age of 29, Nathan Michael Vise gained his wings. He is survived by his mother, Diane and his step-father, Mike Lewis; his father, Gary Vise and step-mother, Stacey ...

Habersham

Sherri Lynne Risley Chesebro born on November 15, 1960 in Edwards Air Force Base in California left to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at home surrounded by her family f ...
Harvell Jordan, 63, Alto
  Harvell Jordan, age 63, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018. Mr. Jordan was born on November 24, 1954, in Commerce, Georgia. He was preceded in dea ...

Hall

Julia Estelle (Wallace) Polifka, 94, of Lula, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Polifka; and parents John Harvey Wallace and Wil ...

Stephens

Mrs. Charlotte Beverly Crunkleton Mulkey, age 70 of Watson Street in Toccoa passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. A daughter of ...

White

                Jeannie Lynn Morrow Grindle, age 50 of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 201 ...
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.