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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jul 21st, 2014

Forsyth

Beth Pirkle Samples, 57, Cumming
Beth Pirkle Samples, age 57, of Cumming, GA, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. She was preceded in death by her father Dan Pirkle, and sister Ginger Pirkle. She is survived b ...

Gwinnett

Dean Jones Hayes, 82, Buford
Mrs. Dean Jones Hayes, age 82, of Buford, GA, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of twenty-six years, Johnnie Hayes. She is survived by h ...

Hall

Cleate Mae Roberts, 81, Oakwood
Cleate Mae Roberts, 81, of Oakwood passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral Services are schedule ...
Jimmie Wood Cooper, 101, Flowery Branch
Jimmie Wood Cooper, 101 of Flowery Branch passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm in ...
Russell Yates, II, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Russell Yates, II, age 69, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at his residence following a brief illness. A Celebration of Life, will ...
Violet Elaine Crowe, 88, Gainesville
Violet Elaine Crowe, Age 88, of Gainesville, formally of Palm Beach County Florida, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014. Elaine was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Cath ...

Lumpkin

John Alexander Lonholm, 65, Dahlonega
John Alexander Lonholm, age 65, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at Northeast GA Medical Center.John was born and raised in Philadelphia, spent 20 years in Gwinne ...

Other

Annie L. Clark, 80, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Ms. Annie L. Clark, age 80, of Danielsville, who passed away on Monday July 21st, 2014. Ms. Clark was the daughter of the late G ...
Jay Neal Alderman, 52, Milledgeville
Jay Neal Alderman, age 52, of Milledgeville passed away Monday, July 21, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53 Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfunera ...
Kenneth Eugene Leonard, 67, Danielsville
Dr. Kenneth Eugene Leonard, Ph.D., age 67 of Danielsville, GA passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family. Born in Mansfield, OH, Dr. Leonard ...
Robert Radford Croy, 89, Athens
Robert Radford Croy, 89, passed away Monday morning July 21, 2014 in Athens, Georgia. He was born on August 10, 1924 in Pomeroy, Ohio to Frank and Dorothy Croy.The majority of the ...

Stephens

William Hoyt LeMaster, 69, Toccoa
Mr. William Hoyt LeMaster, age 69, of 1182 Buena Vista Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at his home. A son of the late William Sims and Edna Shockley LeMa ...
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.