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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jul 12th, 2018

Dawson

Harold Bruce Reece, 87, Dawsonville
Harold Bruce Reece, 87, of Dawsonville, GA, died July 12, 2018 after an extended illness, peacefully, at his home at North Georgia Assisted Living Center. Harold was born in Daw ...

Habersham

Buddy Edward Smith, 55, Clarkesville
Buddy Edward Smith, age 55 of Clarkesville, passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2018. Born in Hall County, Georgia on January 21, 1963 to the late Alfred and Pauline Roach Smith. ...

Lumpkin

Doris Arlene Traylor, 86, Dahlonega
Mrs. Doris Arlene Traylor, age 86, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018. Mrs. Traylor was born in Ball Ground, GA on February 13, 1932 to the late Guy Whelchel and M ...

Other

Paul Daniel Allen, 79, Watkinsville
Mr. Paul Daniel Allen, Sr. age 79 of Watkinsville died Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at his residence.  Mr. Allen was born in Blairsville to the late, John Millard and Mary Locke A ...

Stephens

Gaither Creal Gibby, 91, Toccoa
Mr. Gaither Creal Gibby, age 91 of Arlo Todd Road, Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018 at his residence. Son of the late Gaither B. and Ethel Byrd Gibby, he was born ...

White

Robert E. Reilly III, 77, Cleveland
Robert E. Reily III, age 77 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018. Mr. Reily was born in Atlanta, Georgia January 31, 1941 to the late Robert E. Reily, Jr. and ...
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.