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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Apr 16th, 2014

Hall

Barbara A. Palmer, 78, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Barbara A. Palmer, age 78, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. A Private Memorial Service will be held. Mrs. Palmer was born January 25, 1936 in Worceste ...
Charles Edward McCormick, age 21 of Oakwood, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Private memorial services will be held at a later date. ...
Dorothy Nell Thomas, 75, Gainesville
Dorothy Nell Thomas, 75, of Gainesville, passed away at Grady Hospital on April 16, 2014. She was born on January 15, 1939. A lifetime resident of Hall County, she was the daughter ...
James E. Martin, 71, Gainesville
James E. Martin, age 71 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial Park ...
Mary Frances Fralick, 97, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Frances Fralick, age 97, of passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at New Horizons

Jackson

Brenda Kay Wehunt, 63, Hoschton
Brenda Kay Wehunt, age 63, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Brenda enjoyed gardening and planting flowers. She loved her family. She was survived by her son Ro ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Hardy Wilbanks, age 83, of Jefferson, who entered into rest Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Mrs. Wilbank ...
Janet Anne Blacketor, 65, Jefferson
Janet Anne Blacketor, age 65, of Jefferson passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Janet was a beautiful christian woman, she loved her family and was a member of Northeast Church ...
Rome Jefferson Manus, III, 66, Nicholson
Mr. Rome Jefferson Manus, III, age 66, of Nicholson, GA died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Georgia Regents Hospital. Mr. Manus was born in Comme ...

Lumpkin

William H. "Bill" Shirley, 92, Dahlonega
William H. "Bill" Shirley, age 92, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Northeast GA Medical Center following a period of declining health.Bill was b ...

Other

Thomas Glynn, 84, Atlanta, formerly Columbus
Thomas Glynn, age 84 of Atlanta (formerly of Columbus, GA), passed on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Gregory B. Levett and Son Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford-770-945-9999

Stephens

Ralph Terry Durden, 72, Toccoa
Mr. Ralph Terry Durden, age 72 of 529 Davis Avenue, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at his residence.A son of Lonar H. "Jack" Durden and the late Ma ...

White

Edna Elaine Karsner, 72, Cleveland
Edna Elaine Karsner, age 72 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Karsner was born November 5, 1941 in Whistler, AL to the ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.