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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 8th, 2015

Dawson

Margaret Lucretia Turner, 74, Dawsonville
Margaret Lucretia Turner, age 74, of Dawsonville, GA. passed away December 7, 2015. She lived in Winder, GA. for over 30 years and was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church. Sur ...

Forsyth

Colin Ball, 66, Cumming
Colin Ball, age 66, of Cumming, passed away suddenly, Tuesday, December 8, 2015.  Born in Southport, Merseyside, England, Colin was a respected business owner, of 30 years, al ...
James “Jimmie” Howard Jones Jr., 59, of Cumming, Ga, passed away on the evening of December 8, 2015, after a battle with esophageal cancer.    Born in O ...

Gwinnett

Patricia Nolan, 86, Lawrenceville
Patricia Nolan, age 86 of Lawrenceville, GA died Monday, December 7, 2015. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 11, 2015 at 3:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Inter ...
Saundra Whelchel Truelove, age 74, of Lilburn, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.  A graveside service will be held at 11:30 AM Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Harmony B ...

Hall

John D. (JD) Elrod, 70, Gainesville
A Celebration of Life Service and Luncheon will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at the family residence for Mr. John D. “JD” Elrod 70, of Gainesville. ...
Dorothy Reese Musselwhite, 86, Gainesville
                 Dorothy Reese Musselwhite, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 20 ...
Peggy Stevens, 83, Murrayville
Peggy Stevens, 83, of Murrayville, GA. passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.   Born on January 1, 1932 in Portsmouth, VA., she was the daughter of the late Robert Li ...

White

James Michael McCarty, 64, Cleveland
James Michael McCarty, age 64, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2015.  Mike was a true renaissance man who lived in the 60’s and would do anything for anyon ...
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.
Woman who created green bean casserole dies at 92
The woman who created a Thanksgiving staple _ the green bean casserole _ has died at age 92
Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, dies
Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died at 65
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett killed in crash
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett has died after a crash Thursday night at BAPS Motor Speedway.
UPDATE: Donald Panoz, entrepreneur and racing innovator, dies at 83
The man who founded Chateau Elan in Braselton and brought Le Mans racing to Hall County has died at the age of 83.