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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Mar 1st, 2014

Forsyth

Margaret Lillian "Peggy" Shiflett, age 72 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014. She attended St. Brendan's Catholic Church. Peggy enjoyed spending time wi ...
Ricky Allen Reagan, 57, Cumming
Ricky Allen Reagan, 57, of Cumming, GA passed peacefully at his home with his wife by his side. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ella Reagan, brothers, Charles, ...

Gwinnett

Charles C. "Chuck" Parris, age 75 of Buford, GA, died Saturday, March 1, 2014 after an extended illness. Memorial Service will be held Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2 PM at ...

Habersham

John Patrick "John Boy" Waters, age 60, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following an extended illness. ...

Hall

Charles O. 'Chuck' White, 62, Gainesville
Charles O. "Chuck" White passed away March 1, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical center. Born on September 17, 1951, in Canton IL. to Joann Gibbs and Charles L. White. A v ...
Charlotte Starnes Dunagan, 91, Gainesville
Charlotte Starnes Dunagan, age 91 of Gainesville, GA, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at ­­her residence following an extended illness.Memorial services will be held ...
George W. Kellar, 86, Oakwood
Mr. George W. Kellar, age 86, of Oakwood passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living, following an extended illness.Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m., ...
Maria E. Hernandez, 79, Gainesville
Maria E. Hernandez 79 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday March 1, 2014 at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Park Funeral Home ...
Sylvia Jacqueline Cotterman, 61, Gainesville
Ms. Sylvia Jacqueline Cotterman, age 61, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Memorial Serv ...
Tony Garner, 72, Gainesville
Max Anthony (Tony) Garner, 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014 at his residence in Metter, Georgia after a short battle with cancer. He was born and ra ...

Jackson

Cecil Emery Burke, 64, Pendergrass
Cecil Emery Burke age 64 of Pendergrass passed away on Saturday March 1, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Memorial services will be scheduled at ...

Other

Billy Joe Swafford, 64, Tate
Billy Joe Swafford, 64, of Tate, GA passed away Friday February 28, 2014 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health.Born August 28, 1949 in Gwinnett County to the ...
Justin Parham, 23, Hull
Ivie Funeral Home, Danielsville, announces services for Justin Parham, age 23, of Hull who passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014.Mr. Parham is survived by his father, Tim Parham; ...
Louise Carey, 79, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Mrs. Louise Carey, 79, of Danielsville who passed away on Friday at the Athens Regional Medical Center. Born in Maysville, she ...
Wyolene Schell Kelly, 92, Carollton
Wyolene Schell Kelly, 92, loving mother and grandmother Wyolene Kelly was born and raised in Carrollton, Georgia, and though she lived most of her life in Atlanta, she also had liv ...

White

Sarah Ophelia Turner, 82, Cleveland
Sarah Ophelia (Fifi) Turner, 82 of Cleveland, GA, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Fifi was born to the late Charlie Burch and Essie Elizabeth Ramey on May 4, 1931 in Rabun ...
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.