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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jul 21st, 2018

Habersham

Russell "Russ" Martin Loggins, 65, Clarkesville
Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of Russell “Russ” Martin Loggins, age 65 of Clarkesville.  He passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018 at his home.   ...
Mara Smith, 67, Demorest
Mara Smith, age 67, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018, following an extended illness. Mrs. Smith was born on January 3, 1951, in Whitinsville, Massach ...

Hall

Ashley Nicole Allen, 39, Gaines
Ashley Nicole “Nikki” Allen, age 39 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018. Ms. Allen was born in Clayton County to Larry and Jill Allen of Cleveland. Nikk ...
Mary Patricia Cook Murray, 79, Gainesville
Mary Patricia Cook Murray, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Toccoa, Georgia. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 2:00pm in ...

Stephens

Ronald David Looney, 69, Davidson
Ronald David Looney, 69, of Davidson, formerly of Kannapolis, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at CHC-Northeast Medical Center, Concord following a period of dec ...

White

Lawrence (Larry) Allen Simser, age 88 of Sautee, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018. Mr. Simser was born in Oswego,NY to the late Jerbin and Harriet Dehm Simser. Larry was a retir ...
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.