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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 28th, 2015

Dawson

Margaret "Peggy" Volmar, 87, Dawsonville
Margaret "Peggy" Volmar, 87, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday January 28, 2015 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born February 23, 1927 in New Y ...

Forsyth

Barbara Jeanne Yeoman, 76, Cumming
Barbara Jeanne Yeoman, age 76 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Survivors include her children, Michael Yeoman of Eugene, OR, Patricia Fuentes of Gurnee, IL, ...

Hall

Daisy L. Mize Brown, Gainesville
Daisy L. Mize Brown, 84, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Visitation will be ...
David 'Danny' Lamar Hyde, 62, Dawsonville
David "Danny" Lamar Hyde, age 62 of Dawsonville, passed away on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Danny was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Cumming. He is preceded in ...
Margaret J. Williams, 92, Gainesville
Margaret J. Williams, 92, of Gainesville, GA passed away on January 28, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. "Bill" Williams; parents, Robert and Marg ...
Melissa Jane Carroll, 50, Gainesville
Melissa Jane Carroll age 50 of Gainesville passed away on January 28, 2015 following a period of declining health. Melissa was a former administrative assistant of Camp Glisson an ...

White

William (Billy) Hester, 86, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. William Billy Hester, age 86 of Dahlonega. Mr. Hester passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015.Funeral services are sc ...
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.