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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Aug 1st, 2014

Dawson

Richard A. "Obie" Oberleitner, 60, of Dawsonville passed away Friday August 1, 2014 at his residence.Born January 24, 1954 in Erie, Pennsylvania, he had lived in Dawson C ...

Forsyth

Inez Longobucco De Palma, 92, Johns Creek
Inez Longobucco De Palma, age 92 of Johns Creek, passed away August 1, 2014. Survivors include her children, Maretta (Tony) Trani of Johns Creek, Jack De Palma of Brooklyn, NY, Chr ...

Gwinnett

Donald Preston "Don" Vining Jr. age 51 of Buford, GA, died Friday, August 1, 2014 after an extended illness. Mr. Vining has been cremated and a celebration of life will b ...

Habersham

Dorothy Martin, 77, Demorest
Dorothy Martin, age 77, of Demorest, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014, at Habersham Medical Center.Born in Detroit, Michigan on October 12, 1936, she was a daughter of the late J ...

Hall

Peter Edwards, 69, Gainesville
Peter Edwards (Impastato), long-time resident of Lake Lanier (Gainesville, Georgia), died Friday August 1, 2014 after a long and difficult struggle with cancer. His close friends a ...
Wilma Ernest Lord Howard, 91, Gainesville
Memorial Service are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday August 10, 2014 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Wilma Ernest Lord Howard, age 91 of Gainesville. Her Daughter Holly Howar ...

Jackson

JW Patman Jr., 67, Commerce
JW "Tommy" Patman age 67 of Commerce, GA passed away on August 1, 2014. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church at 3pm. Visitation wil ...

Other

John Howard Pennybacker, age 84 of Decatur, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 1st, 2014. At this time the family has not made arrangements. Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Ser ...
Stiliani Fafalios, 90, Atlanta
Stiliani Fafalios, age 90 of Atlanta, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 1st 2014. At this time services have not been made. Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, ...

Stephens

Mrs. Janis Fern Brandt Herbert, age 65 of 31 Laurel Hill Court, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 in Clarkesville, Georgia.A daughter of the late James and Virgin ...

White

Freddie Sue Kanady, 80, Cleveland
Freddie Sue Hicks Carder Kanady, age 80 of Cleveland, passed away, Friday, August 01, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Kanady was born August 24, 1933 in Gainesville to the late Tunni ...
Judith "Judy" Gooch Rochelle, age 64, of Rockaway Beach NY, formally of Cleveland, went to be with our Lord on August 1, 2014. Mrs. Rochelle was born on December 24, 194 ...
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.