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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Oct 31st, 2014

Barrow

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Timothy Floyd "Hambone" Stringer, age 36 of Winder, formerly of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, October 31, ...

Forsyth

James William Dotson Sr., age 80, of Cumming, Georgia died on October 31, 2014. He was born February 17, 1934 in Monroe, Georgia, the son of Charles William and Mary Winnie Dotson ...

Gwinnett

Edward Breliant,, 87, Buford
Edward Breliant, age 87 of Buford, GA died Thursday, October 30, 2014 after an extended illness. Ed was preceded in death by his Parents, J.L. and Pauline Breliant and Sister Flore ...
Ora Knight Bailey, 76, Buford
Mrs. Ora Knight Bailey, age 76, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2014. She is survived by her husband of sixty-one years, Hoyt A. Bailey; daughter and son-in-law ...

Hall

Agnes "Aggie" Williams Beacham, age 87, of Buford, GA and the Friendship Community passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of fi ...
Cecile Lucille Rider Cole Thompson, age 87 of Oakwood, passed away on Friday Morning, October 31, 2014 at Halcyon Hospice in Atlanta, following an extended illness. ...
DeForrest Burnett, Jr., 77, Cumming
DeForrest Burnett, Jr., 77, of Cumming, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, DeForrest and Agnes Burnett, Sr. Survivors include ...
Jennie Lee Bruce Williams, 62, Gainesville
Mrs.Jennie Lee Bruce Williams, age 62, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funer ...
Lula Mae Davis Pirkle, 91, Buford
Lula Mae Davis Pirkle, age 91, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew William Pirkle; and son, Phillip W. Pirkle. S ...
Michelle Sward, 54, Gillsville
Mrs. Michelle Sward, age 54, of Gillsville passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 4, 201 ...

Stephens

Eddie J. Justus, 56, Toccoa
Eddie J. Justus, age 56, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Justus was born on March, 20, 1958 in Hall ...
Mrs. Judy Ann Harper Kimsey, age 64, of 137 Falls Road, Toccoa, GA, passed away Friday, October 31, 2014 at her daughter's home in Augusta, GA. A daughter of Randolph Harper ...
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.