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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Nov 9th, 2019

Hall

Edna Louise Peoples Cotton, 41, Gainesville
Edna Louise Peoples Cotton age 41 of Gainesville, GA passed away on November 9, 2019.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Landmark Pentecostal Chu ...
Steve J. Burtz, 70, Murrayville
Steve J. Burtz, 70, of Murrayville died Saturday November 9, 2019.   Steve was born in Murrayville on February 18, 1949 to the late Leroy Lavan and Lilliebell Tapp Burtz. ...

Jackson

Larie Robertson, 78, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Miss Larie Robertson, age 78 of Hoschton, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, November 9, 2019.  Miss Robertson was born in Hosch ...

Lumpkin

Larry Eugene Floyd, 83, Dahlonega
Mr. Larry Eugene Floyd, Sr., age 83, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019. Mr. Floyd was born in Canton on July 19, 1936 to the late L. Eugene and Hallie Hudson F ...

Other

Nelson Collins Baker II, 85, North Myers, FL
Nelson Collins Baker II, 85, of North Fort Myers, Florida passed away in Gainesville, Georgia Saturday, November 9, 2019. Born on June 22, 1934 in Baltimore, MD, he was the son ...
Joseph Thomas Callahan, 26, Fort Myers, Fl.
Joseph Thomas Callahan, age 26, of Fort Myers, FL passed away on November 9, 2019. He was a loving son, father, brother, nephew and friend to many. Joseph enjoyed spending time wit ...
Larry Williams, 56, Ellijay
Larry Jay Williams, age 56, of Ellijay, Georgia passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2019. No Formal Service are planned at this time. Arrangements are in care of the Whitfie ...

Stephens

Mrs. Helen Dianne Smith Carr, age 60 of Audubon Place, Toccoa, GA, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019 at her residence. A daughter of the late J.T. and Mary Segars Smith, sh ...
Mrs. Claudette Collins Whisnant, age 70 of Gum Log Road, Martin, GA, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA. a daughter ...

White

Michael Scott Gillespie, 78, Cleveland
Mr. Michael Scott Gillespie, age 78, of Cleveland, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, November 9, 2019 He is survived by his childre ...
Leonard Charles Phillips, 70, Cleveland
Leonard Charles Phillips, 70, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away on Saturday November 9, 2019 at his home surrounded by family and friends.   Leonard was born in Oklaho ...
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.