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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Dec 23rd, 2013

Banks

Grace Lynn Wylie, 56, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces memorial services for Grace Lynn Wylie, 56, of Homer who passed away in Maysville on Monday. Born in Duluth, GA, she was the daughter of the ...

Forsyth

Linton Troy Daniel, 71, Cumming
Linton Troy Daniel, age 71 of Cumming, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013. He was a devoted football fan and loved watching the games on TV. Survivors include his wife Caroly ...

Gwinnett

Robert Anthony Newsom, 67, Duluth
Robert Anthony Newsom, age 67, of Duluth, GA passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013 at Peachtree Christian Hospice. He was preceded in death by his wife, Michele Frances Sewell N ...
Stacey Lynn Holtmeyer Parks, 43, Sugar Hill
Stacey Lynn Holtmeyer Parks, age 43, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013. She is survived by her husband of eight years, Robert L. Parks, Sugar Hill, GA; son ...

Habersham

Francis E. "Frank" Kloppenborg, 81, Clarkesville
Francis E. "Frank" Kloppenborg, age 81, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013 at a local area hospital, following an extended illness.Mr. Klo ...

Hall

Lanier "Lenny" Waddell, 65, Flowery Branch
Lanier "Lenny" Waddell, age 65, of Flowery Branch passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, James P. Waddell. He is survived by hi ...
Mildred Estelle Howington Phillips, age 75 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services a ...
Mildred Estelle Phillips, 75, Gainesville
Mildred Estelle Phillips, age 75 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Fune ...
Ruth Daughtry, Gainesville
Ruth Daughtry, Gainesville, GA passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2013.Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in charge of a ...
Thomas R. Fowler, 69, Lula
Thomas R. Fowler, age 69, of Lula, Georgia, formerly of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...
Tiffany Brooke Richter, Inf, Gainesville
Tiffany Brooke Richter met the eyes of Jesus as He carried her home on Saturday, December 21, 2013. Even though she was with us for a brief 28 days, she will always be in our heart ...

Other

Shirley Ann Pugh Maney, 65, Lithia Springs
Shirley Ann Pugh Maney, age 65, of Lithia Springs, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013. Mrs. Maney was born on March 14, 1948 in Atlanta, Georgia; daughter of the la ...

White

Rebecca V. Wood, 80, Cleveland
Mrs. Rebecca Wood, age 80 of Cleveland. Mrs. Wood passed away on Monday, December 23, 2013 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm Saturday, December 28, 2013 ...
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.