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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 4th, 2018

Forsyth

Joseph Allen Mack - Known to all who met and loved him as Joe Mack, graced us on Feb. 3, 1994 and with great sorrow for those of us he left behind moved on to a place of great peac ...
Elizabeth “Libby”  Tilghman was born in Hazleton, PA and was a proud graduate of University of PA School of Nursing. Her career was highlighted by supervising the ...

Habersham

Wanda Lee Smith, Demorest
Wanda Lee Smith, of Demorest, GA, passed from this life July 4th, 2018. Wanda was born in Huntington, WV on June 15, 1941.    Wanda was a devoted Christian, a lov ...

Hall

Herman Gordon “Junior” Mills, Jr, 64, Lula formerly of Cumming
Herman Gordon “Junior” Mills, Jr., age 64, of Lula formerly of Cumming passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Junior was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Agne ...
Surrounded by his immediate family, William Lee “Billy” Rogers passed away Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 following an extended illness.  Funeral services will be 2:00p ...
Dr. Richard M. (Pete) Smith, 79, Gainesville
Dr. Richard M. (Pete) Smith, 79, of Gainesville, Georgia, died July 4, 2018 at The Landings of Gainesville. Pete was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas September 9, 1938. After grow ...

Jackson

Jerry Quennon Frady, 81, Commerce
Jerry Quennon Frady age 81 of Commerce passed away Wednesday July 4, 2018 at the Northridge Medical Center. Mr. Frady was born June 18, 1937 in Gastonia, North Carolina to the l ...
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Linda Jeanette Stancil Rossi, age 67, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Mrs. Rossi was born in Comm ...

Other

Brenda Faye O’Shields Bray, 70, Covington formerly of Flowery Branch
Ms. Brenda Faye O’Shields Bray, age, 70, of Covington, previously of Flowery Branch, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Funeral Services will be 1100 a.m., Saturday, Jul ...

Rabun

Anthony Frank Roberts, Sr., age 61 of Clayton, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at Mountain View Health Care. Memorial services will be held at a later date.    ...

White

Paul Christopher Hansen, age 66 of Sautee, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Born 10/7/51 in New York to Callie and John Hansen, Paul and his 3 siblings lived for several y ...
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.