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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Sep 13th, 2018

Gwinnett

Joseph Raymond “Joey” Faircloth of Buford, GA died unexpectedly on September 13, 2018 on his 47th birthday. Joey is survived by his beloved fiancée Megan Gillesp ...

Habersham

Hershel Lamar Ansley, 87, Cornelia
 Hershel L. Ansley, age 87, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Mr. Ansley was born on October 7, 1930 in Stephens County, Georgia to the late ...
Tom Ross Young III, 51, Alto
Tom Ross Young III, age 51, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Mr. Young was born on February 21, 1967, in Malvern, Arkansas; a son of Tom Ross Young ...
Robert W. "Bob" Ruark, 92, Cornelia
Robert W. “Bob” Ruark, age 92, of Cornelia, Georgia joined the Heavenly Choir on Thursday, September 13, 2018 following a brief illness. Mr. Ruark was born in Athens ...

Hall

Edwin A. "Ed" Barfield, 76, Gainesville
Edwin A. “Ed” Barfield, Jr., 76, of Gainesville passed away September 12, 2018 following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Se ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Monroe William “Fireball” Gathright, age 74 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, September 13, 2018.  ...

Lumpkin

Loyce Dale Shoffeitt, 67, Dahlonega
Loyce Dale Shoffeitt, age 67 of Dahlonega, went to her Heavenly home surrounded by her loving family and friends, on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. Mrs. Shoffeitt was born on Au ...

Stephens

Irene Claire Coronato, 82, Toccoa
Mrs. Irene Claire Coronato, resident of Toccoa, Georgia, went to be with her Lord at 82 years of age, at Habersham Retreat in Baldwin, Georgia on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 & ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.