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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Nov 26th, 2014

Dawson

George Stevenson, 79, Dawsonville
George Stevenson, 79, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday November 25, 2014 at Grady Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.Born March 3, 1935 to the late Dutch and Alice Steve ...
Terry Ruth Adams, 67, Dawsonville
Terry Ruth Adams, 67, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday November 26, 2014 at Embracing Hospice.Born January 15, 1947 in Murphy, North Carolina, she had lived in Dawson County fo ...

Forsyth

Peggy Weldy, 82, Cumming
Peggy Weldy, age 82, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, November 26th, 2014. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Peggy was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was ...

Gwinnett

Harvey was born on July 10, 1921 at Fort Benning, a U.S. Army base located in Muscogee and Chattahoochee counties near Columbus, Georgia. His father was in the military at that ti ...

Habersham

Frank E. Swaim, 86, Cornelia
Frank E. Swaim, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.Mr. Swaim was born on August 5, 1928 in Hayesville, North Carolina to the late Benjamin an ...

Hall

Alice Mae (Osborne) Bell, 98, Gainesville
Mrs. Alice Mae (Osborne) Bell, age 98, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the home of her youngest son and daughter-in-law in Gainesvil ...
Suellen (Sue) Corn Bailes, 71, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Suellen "Sue" Corn Bailes age 71 of Flowery Branch passed away on Wednesday November 26, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral s ...

Other

John Ben Cartee, Jr., 83, Colbert
John Ben Cartee, Jr., 83, of 4109 Hwy. 29 S., Colbert, GA passed away Wed., Nov. 26, 2014.A native of Orlando, Fla., Mr. Cartee was the son of the late John Ben, Sr. and Lucretia D ...
Nancy Ann Shoemake, 55, Cartersville
Nancy Ann Shoemake, age 55, of Cartersville passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, http://www.lawsonfunera ...
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.