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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 31st, 2014

Forsyth

Mary Lou Snyder, 84, Cumming
Mary Lou Snyder, 84, of Cumming, GA (and a longtime resident of Chicago, IL) died on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Born in Shamokin, PA she was the daught ...
Thad Packett Hamby Jr., 77, Cumming
Thad Packett Hamby, Jr., age 77, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, August 31st, 2014. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Linda Hamby of Cumming; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeff ...

Hall

Peggy Bailey Wood, 82, Gainesville
Peggy Bailey Wood, age 82, of Gainesville went to be with Jesus on Sunday 8/31/2014. Mrs. Wood was born in Athens GA where she lived most of her life. She retired from Wayne Edward ...
Thomas H. Long, 67, Gainesville
Thomas H. Long, age 67 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014 in Commerce following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, September 3, 2014 ...
Tommy Dorsey Anderson, 51, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday September 4, 2014 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Tommy Dorsey Anderson, age 51 of Gainesville. The Rev. Bill Hutcheson ...

Jackson

James Thomas Mize, 70, Hoschton
James Thomas Mize, age 70, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014. He loved to hunt and fish. He was survived by his wife Sandra Mize; sons Wayne Mize of Winder, Johnny ...

Other

James Luther Johnson McBath, 95, Carnesville
James Luther Johnson "Jim" McBath Sr., 95, of Carnesville, passed away Sunday afternoon at his home. Born April 28, 1919, in Carnesville, he was the son of the late James ...
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.