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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Nov 24th, 2014

Banks

Melvin Kimbrell, 60, Lula
Melvin Kimbrell, age 60 of Lula, passed away Monday, November 24, 2014, at his residence. Born in Demorest on November 12, 1954, Melvin was the son of Kathryn Yarber Hix of Alto an ...

Habersham

Ann Jones Cathey, 58, Alto
Ann Jones Cathey, age 58, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014 following an extended illness.Mrs. Cathey was born on August, 17 1956 in Demorest, Georgia. She ...
Rev. Alvin L. Oakes, Sr., 86, Demorest
Rev. Alvin L. Oakes, Sr., age 86 of Demorest, passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born in Jonesboro, Georgia on June 13, 1928, he was a ...

Hall

Barbara Harris Harper, 85, Gainesville
Barbara Harris Harper, 85, of Gainesville, GA passed away on November 24, 2014 following a period of declining health. Born in Alliance OH, on September 11, 1929, she was the daugh ...
Brandy Leigh Shuman, 27, Gainesville
Brandy Leigh Shuman, 27, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, November 24, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.Funeral ...
Dumas Ladd, 89, Clermont
Funeral services for, Dumas Ladd age 89 of Clermont, will be held at 2:00 p.m Wednesday November 26, 2014 in Concord Baptist Church.Interment will be in the church cemetery. Mr. La ...
Harry D. Scroggs, 96, Oakwood
Mr. Harry D. Scroggs, age 96, of Oakwood passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 at The Oaks at Limestone.Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 29, 2014 in the Chap ...
Reathel Lois Long Symer, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Reathel Lois Long Swymer, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Pruitt Health Center in Decatur, Georgia following an extended illness.Funeral ser ...
Ruby Jane Grizzle, 80, Clermont
Mrs. Ruby Jane Grizzle, 80 of Clermont died Monday November 24, 2014 at her residence.Born in Fulton County, Mrs. Grizzle had lived in Hall County for most of her life. She was the ...

Jackson

William Douglas Pugh, 88, Commerce
William Douglas Pugh (88), Commerce, entered into rest on November 24, 2014. Born in Buford, Georgia on July 2, 1926; he was the son of the late William Wesley Pugh and the late Eu ...

Other

Angela Denise Earley Newton, 59, Jasper, formerly of Alpharetta
Angela Denise Earley Newton, 59, of Jasper, formerly of Alpharetta, passed away Monday, November 24th, 2014. Memorial Services will be held, Friday, November 28th at 5:00 pm at Fo ...
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.