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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Nov 12th, 2014

Forsyth

Matha Tallant Tribble, 95, Cumming
Mrs. Matha Tallant Tribble, age 95, of Cumming, died Wednesday, November 12, 2014. She was a devoted wife for over 64 years, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. M ...

Gwinnett

Larry Orin Wilson, 67, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Larry Orin Wilson, 67, of Hoschton, Georgia, who entered into rest on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.Mr. Wilson was born in Fort Payne, Al ...

Hall

John Earnest Jones, Jr, 79, Gainesville
John Earnest Jones, Jr., 79, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Memorial Serv ...
Kathleen McDaniel Banks, 83, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Kathleen McDaniel Banks, age 83, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-one years, Bunyan F. Ban ...

Jackson

Oley Milton Ward, 77, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces services for Oley Milton Ward 77 of Commerce who died Wednesday Nov. 12, 2014. Survivors include his children Oley Ward Jr. and Ray Ward bo ...

Lumpkin

Harold Louis Dupuy, 87, Dahlonega
Mr. Harold Louis Dupuy, age 87, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014.He was born and raised in New Orleans, LA, but spent most of his adult life in Georgia. He ...

Other

Fred M. (Delice) Walker, Jr, 93, Alpharetta
Mrs. Fred M. (Delice) Walker, Jr. (93), of Alpharetta, GA, peacefully passed from this world on 11-12-14, after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. Born Martha Delice ...

Stephens

Mrs. Marion Louise Thornton Hosea, age 85 of 516 Highway 184, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin, Georgia.A daughter of ...
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.