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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Aug 19th, 2014

Forsyth

JoAnn Payne, 63, Cumming
JoAnn Payne, age 63 of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Franklin D. Payne; her parents, Douglas and Doris Renfroe; and her si ...
Samuel Vincent Mumpower, Inf, Cumming
Samuel Vincent Mumpower, 2 months of Blue Ridge, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014. He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Shane and Berea Heatley, Sherry Lovelace and Jef ...

Gwinnett

Michael D. Brown, 53, Buford
Michael D. Brown, age 53, of Buford, GA and the Ivy Creek Community passed away suddenly on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gladston G. and ...

Hall

Gerard P. Gornes Jr., age 25, of Gainesville, GA passed away unexpectedly Tuesday August 19, 2014. He was born December 31, 1988 in Dayton, OH. He is survived by his parents, Gerar ...
Grace Beckhart, 72, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Saturday August 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home for Grace J. Beckhart, 72, of Gainesville. Rev. Barry Payne will offi ...
Tony Russell (Ragman) Ballard Sr., passed away on August 19, 2014 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing & Rehab following an extended illness. Graveside Services will be hel ...

Jackson

Annie Ruth Stephens, 87, Commerce
Mrs. Annie Ruth Stephens, age 87 of Commerce died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Northridge Medical Center. Mrs. Stephens was born in Maysville to the late, Hubert and Zelma Jacks Re ...
Barbara Barnett Benson, 71, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Barbara Barnett Benson who entered into rest August 19, 2014.Mrs. Benson was 71 years old at the time of her passing. Mrs. Benson die ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Jean Garrison Caudell, 76, of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.Mrs. Caudell was born in Carnesvil ...

Lumpkin

Bobby Edmondson, 50, Dahlonega
Bobby Edmondson, age 50, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, August 18, 2014.Bobby was born and raised in Hall County, and spent most of his adult life in Lumpkin County. He retir ...

Other

Betty Spinks Borders, Stone Mountain
Mrs. Betty Spinks Borders of Stone Mountain, GA, entered into God's presence on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. She was a graduate of Murphy High School in Atlanta, GA. She retire ...
Charles Allen O'Kelley, 51, Madison
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles Allen O'Kelley, age 51, of Madison, who passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Mr. O'Kelley was born in Atlanta, ...

White

Donna Bosma, 63, Cleveland
Donna Marie Bosma, daughter of Jacob (Jack) and Mary Lou Bosma, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Rober ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.