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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 28th, 2014

Banks

Reba Nelle Jones, 92, Cornelia
Miss Reba Nelle Jones passed away peacefully at age 92 surrounded by her family on December 28, 2014.She was born on October 29, 1922 to the late Samuel Paul and Ethel Harrington J ...

Forsyth

Jerry Cecil Castleberry, age 68, died Sunday, December 28, 2014. He lived near Cleveland, GA, but was a native of Forsyth County. Jerry was the son of Cecil and Mayrell Emmett Ca ...

Gwinnett

Richard Pugh, 65, Buford
Richard "Dog" Pugh, age 65, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Pugh, Jr. and Annie Lee Bennett Pugh. ...

Habersham

Dorothy Mae Parker, 93, Alto
Dorothy Mae Parker, age 93, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the Oaks at Scenic View. Mrs. Parker was born on November 9, 1921 in Stephens County, Geor ...

Hall

Eddie Lee Jackson, 90, Gainesville
Dr. Eddie Lee Jackson, age 90 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014.Celebration of life service is scheduled for 11:00 am Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at t ...
Zona Belle Wilbanks, 100, Flowery Branch
Ms. Zona Belle Wilbanks, age 100 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Halcyon Hospice House following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...

Jackson

Maudane Truelove Edge, 80, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Maudane Truelove Edge, age 80, of Commerce who passed away on Sunday December 28th, 2014. She was the daughter of the late Clau ...

Lumpkin

Kenneth Dewayne Craig, 37, Dahlonega
Kenneth Dewayne Craig, age 37, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014.He spent most of his adult life in Lumpkin County and worked for Tyson's Hatchery.Kennet ...
Ruth Elrod Botts, 81, Gainesville
Mrs. Ruth Elrod Botts, age 81, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014.She spent most of her life in Lumpkin County and was a retired LPN. She was a member of Eno ...

Other

James Virgil Myers, 64, Westminster, SC
Mr. James Virgil Myers, age 64 of 1185 Cobb Bridge Road, Westminster, South Carolina passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Oconee Memorial Hospital.A son of the late Fred Burns ...

Stephens

Roberta (Robbie) L. Franzmathes has gone to her heavenly reward on Sunday, December 28, 2014. She was the daughter of Frank L. Millert and Josephine (Kancel) Millert born in Kansa ...

Union

Walter Edge Jr., 88, Suches
Walter Edge Jr., age 88, of Suches, GA, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Piedmont Henry Hospital in Stockbridge, GA.Walter was born in Clermont, GA, April 19, 1926. He had ...
Walter Edge, Jr., 88, Suches
Walter Edge, Jr., age 88, of Suches, GA died December 28, 2014.Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced on Monday, December 29, 2014 by Banister Funeral Home of Da ...

White

Ruby Allen, NA, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Ruby Allen of Cleveland. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Alexander Funeral Home (7 ...
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.