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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 25th, 2019

Hall

Tony Alan Ramsey, 64, Flowery Branch
Tony Alan Ramsey, age 64, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Sunday, August 25, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy Lee and Edith C. Ramsey; brother, Daniel O ...
John A. Gram, 74, Gainesville
Mr. John Acklin Gram, 74, of Gainesville passed away Sunday August 25, 2019 from autoimmune encephalitis as a result of Rocky Mountain spotted fever.  He was in the care of ho ...

Lumpkin

MSgt Richard "Dick" Russell Hardy, age 87, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, August 25, 2019. MSgt Hardy was born in Habersham County on June 19, 1932 to the late Charl ...

Other

Charles Walter Spencer, 81, Madison, SC
Mr. Charles Walter Spencer, age 81 of Madison Hill Drive, Madison, South Carolina passed away Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late William ...

White

Patricia Ann McDaniel Bryan, 77, Sautee Nacoochee formerly of Buford
Patricia Ann McDaniel Bryan, age 77, of  Saute Nacoochee, GA, formerly of Buford, GA, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl ...
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.