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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 22nd, 2014

Barrow

Hoyt McDaniel, 57, Winder
Mr. Hoyt McDaniel, age 57, of Winder, Georgia died October 21, 2014. A native of Barrow County, he was preceded by his step-father, Ike Gregg and nephew, Cody Brantley. He was ...
Patricia Ann Curtis, 86, Winder
Patricia Ann Curtis, age 86, of Winder passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 7 ...

Dawson

Sherman Lee (Tank) Heaton, 79, Dawsonville
Sherman Lee "Tank" Heaton, 79, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday October 22, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Born September 11, 1935 ...

Forsyth

Betty Reid Martin, 80, Cumming
Betty Reid Martin, age 80, of Cumming, passed away peacefully on October 20th, 2014. Betty was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Arbin ...
Madeline Cox, 76, Cumming
Madeline Cox, age 76 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Madeline was a member of First Christian Church of Cumming. She taught school for 29 years in the Forsyth ...

Habersham

Chadd M Dieffenbacher, 37, Demorest
Chadd Montague Dieffenbacher, age 37 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at his residence.Born on August 2, 1977, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, he was a son of ...

Hall

Ellene Ballew, 61, Clermont
Ellene Ballew, age 61, of Clermont, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Ballew was born August 10, 1953 in Gainesville, GA to the l ...
James Melvin Peck, 72, Clermont
James Melvin Peck, age 72, of Clermont, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at New Horizon Nursing Home, Lanier Park following an extended illness. No ...
Maudie Mae Shuler Cape, 97, New Holland
Mrs. Maudie Mae Shuler Cape, age 97, of New Holland, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at her residence.Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, October 24, 2014 at 3:00 ...
Sarah Ravan Moore, Gainesville
Sarah Ravan Moore passed away peacefully on Wednesday. Born in Mossy Creek, GA, she was a long time Gainesville resident. She is a graduate of Gainesville High School and attende ...
Timothy Jay Roberts, 51, Clermont
Timothy Jay Roberts, 51, of Clermont passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at His residence. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 3:30 ...
William Braun Moody, 78, Gainesville
William Braun Moody, 78, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014.Bill was a professor of Math and Education at the University of Delaware for 41 years, whe ...

White

Miriam G. Lovell, 71, Cleveland
Miriam G. Lovell age 71, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday October 22, 2014. Mrs. Lovell was born in White County the daughter of the late Peyton and Ida Butler Dorsey. She was ...
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.