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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 11th, 2014

Banks

Eric Jones, 46, Alto
Eric Jones, age 46 of Alto, Georgia passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014.Mr. Jones was born on July 2, 1968 in Demorest, GA. He was of the Baptist faith.Survivors include hi ...

Dawson

Tony Simmons, 53, Dawsonville
Tony Simmons, 53, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday December 10, 2014 at his residence following a sudden illness.Born November 4, 1961 to the late Troy Lee and Dorothy Simmons, ...

Hall

Billy Dwight Armour, 58, Gainesville
Billy Dwight Armour, age 58 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia following a extended illness.Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, D ...
Elbert Byron Hall, 92, Clermont
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. ElbertByron Hall, age 92 of Clermont. Mr. Hall passed away Thursday, December 11,2014. Funeral services are scheduled ...
Sharon Smallwood Hindman, 59, Anderson SC formerly of Gainesville
Sharon Smallwood Hindman, 59 of Anderson , South Carolina formerly of Gainesville, Ga. died Thursday December 11, 2014 at her residence.Born in Gainesville, Ga. , Sharon had lived ...
Sherry Lynn Craft Childers, 56, Gainesville
Sherry Lynn Craft Childers, age 56, of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, December 11th, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Margaret Craft. Sherry was a won ...

Other

Avalon (Avie) Delp Cordell, 79, Alpharetta
Avalon (Avie) Delp Cordell, age 79, of Alpharetta, Georgia, died on Thursday, December 11, 2014.Born May 15, 1935, in New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Avie was born and raised on the D ...

White

Thomas Duggan Harrison, 72, Cleveland
Thomas Duggan Harrison Jr., age 72 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Harrison was born August 2, 1942 in Sparta, GA to ...
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.