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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 5th, 2018

Banks

Charles F. Cape, 81, Gillsville
Charles F. Cape age 81 of Gillsville passed away Saturday May 5, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family.   Mr. Cape was born October 23, 1936 in Gillsville, Georgia t ...
Terry Spencer Mote, 71, Lula
Terry Spencer Mote, age 71 of Lula, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Born in Banks County on September 11, 1946, he was a son of the late Ernest Mote and Elena Miller King. ...

Forsyth

Donald (Donnie) Floyd Baxter Jr. was born and raised in Los Angeles California on January 6 1956.  When Donnie was 19 years old he served a 2 year mission for The Church of ...

Gwinnett

Marjorie “Margie” Phillips Nolan, age 82, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018. She was preceded in death by her son, Randall William Nolan; and grand ...
Marion Eugene Pinnell, 81, Braselton
On Saturday, May 5, 2018, a glorious day, Marion Eugene Pinnell left this world and walked through the gates of Heaven to meet his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Gene was born ...

Habersham

Harry A. McGuire, 87, Clarkesville
Harry A. McGuire, age 87 of Clarkesville, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Born in Sikeston, Missouri on September 2, 1930, he was the son of the late John Albert and Arite ...
Joyce Collins, 67, Baldwin
Joyce Collins, age 67, of Baldwin, Georgia, received her wish to see her Jesus on Saturday, May 5, 2018 following an extended illness. Ms. Collins was born on February 10, 1951 ...

Hall

Howard W. Amos, 96, Gainesville
Howard W. Amos, age 96, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Tomlinson Amos. He is survived by his daughter and so ...
Wiley Lewis Reed, 95, Belmont Community
                Wiley Lewis Reed, age 95 of Belmont Community, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2018 w ...

Other

Fannie Rhea North, 92, Alpharetta
Fannie Rhea North, age, 92, of Alpharetta, GA, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018. She was born and raised in Sweetwater, TN. Fannie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Sh ...

Stephens

Karen Michele Christopher, 61, Eastanollee
Miss Karen Michele Christopher, age 61 of 371 Sundown Farm Drive, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018 at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia. A ...
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.