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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 25th, 2015

Forsyth

Robert Marcellous Bishop, Jr., age 64 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015. Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of ...

Habersham

Ronnie Lee Huckeba, 64, Clarkesville
Ronnie Lee Huckeba, age 64 of Clarkesville, passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Huckeba was born on February 14, 1950, in Jefferson, GA, to the late Rober ...

Hall

Capt. James M. Thorn, Sr, 77, Gainesville
Capt. James M. Thorn, Sr., 77, of Gainesville passed away Sunday January 25, 2015.Born August 28, 1937 in Sikeston, Missouri to the late John Monroe and Sadie Marie Thorn, he had l ...
Esther Messor Hill, 91, Flowery Branch
Esther Messor Hill, age 91, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Hill. She is survived by her children ...
Jeanne Fujiye Kohler, 63, Gainesville
Jeanne Fujiye Kohler, nee Sakahara, age 63, of Gainesville, GA, passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at her home from cancer. Jeanne was surrounded by her husband, children and ...
Judy Johnson, 70, Gainesville
Judy Johnson age 70 of Gainesville passed away Sunday January 25, 2014. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Judy Keith Johnson, 70, Gainesville
Judy Keith Johnson age 70 of Gainesville passed away Sunday January 25, 2015. Funeral Service will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday January 28, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel ...
Marcus M. Gazaway, 87, Gainesville
Marcus M. Gazaway, 87, of Gainesville, GA, Forsyth County, born August 10, 1927, went to his heavenly home January 25, 2015. He was a member and deacon of Bethel Baptist Church in ...
Patsy Diane Sullens, 66, Gainesville
Patsy Diane Sullens, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are sche ...
Roger Lee Hubbard, 65, Gainesville
Roger Lee Hubbard, 65, of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015. Survivors include his sons and daughter-in-law, Tommy (Casie) Hub ...
Sheryl Ledford, 86, Lula
Mr. Sheryl Ledford, age 86, of Lula, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Ledford was born on July 13, 1928 in Oneida, KY to t ...
Shirley Tolbert Price, 79, Gainesville
Shirley Price after an extended illness passed away January 25, 2015, the first of two daughters born to Jake and Louise Tolbert in Jackson County on July 1, 1935. Her parents, he ...

Jackson

David Junior Timms, 67, Commerce
David Junior Timms, age 67 of Commerce, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015. Mr. Timms was born May 30, 1947 in Carrollton to the late Charlie and Minnie Woodard Timms. He was a s ...
William "Bill" McKinley Hales, IV, age 50, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015. Mr. Hales was an USMC Veteran. His term was served during The Invasion of G ...

Lumpkin

Dorian Elise David, 53, Dahlonega
Dorian Elise David passed on January 25th, 2015, at the young age of 53, surrounded by the love of her family and the prayers of her friends. She was born on August 8th, 1961, unde ...

Stephens

Dwain Caudell, 88, Toccoa
Mr. Dwain Caudell, age 88 of 480 Old Liberty Hill Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 at his residence. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and fr ...
Mr. Garland L. Tomlin, Jr., age 85 of Toccoa passed away Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Ty Cobb Regional Hospital in Lavonia.A son of the late Garland L., Sr. and Margaret Tomlin, he ...
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.