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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Oct 1st, 2015

Banks

Ruth Violet Davis, 87, Homer
Ruth Violet Davis, age 87 of 386 Berlin Rd., Homer, GA passed away Sunday Oct. 18, 2015. Mr. Davis was the son of the late Jim Ray and Maude Jump Ray and was the widow of Howell ...
Lurlene Brady Hart, 83, Alto
  Lurlene Brady Hart, age 83 of Alto, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015 at her residence. Born in Banks County on January 26, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Be ...

Forsyth

Johnson Wavery “Dub” Brown, of Cumming, GA left his earthly home on October 1, 2015, leaving a family that he cherished.  He will be missed deeply.   He ...

Gwinnett

Helen Gravitt McDaniel, 74, Locust Grove, formerly Buford
Helen Gravitt McDaniel, age 74, of Locust Grove, GA and formerly of Carrabelle, FL and Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents ...

Habersham

Joyce Norris Echols, age 67, of Lula, GA passed away September 30, 2015. Mrs. Echols was born in Gainesville, GA on December 27, 1947 to the Late J.D. and Ollie Wade Norris. In ...
Loree Lee Matheson, 55, Clarkesville
Loree Lee Matheson passed away peacefully at her home in Clarksville, Ga., after a brave battle with cancer. She was 55 years old.       Loree was ...

Hall

Benjamin Adams, 45, Gainesville
Mr. Benjamin Adams, age 45, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015.             Funeral services w ...
Doris Milsap Bailey, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Doris Milsap Bailey of Gainesville, Ga (71) passed October 1,2015. Funeral Arrangements announced later. Young's Funeral Home
James “Jimmy” Bales, 62, of Lula, GA passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015.   A lifetime resident of Hall County, Jimmy was born on March 15, 1953. He was th ...
 Mr. David Matthew “Buck” Bryant, age 52 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness ...
Mrs. Sandra (Sandy) Thrasher Williams, age 65, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2015.             ...

Jackson

Lisa Ann Mason, 51, Commerce
  Lisa Ann Mason, age 51 of Commerce, GA passed away Thursday October 08, 2015.   Mrs. Mason was the daughter of the late Benny Joe Robinson and was the widow of ...
Mrs. Curtistine Baird Massey Bruce, age 90, of Nicholson, GA died Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mrs. Bruce was born in Commerce to the late Rev. Jab ...

Lumpkin

Joel Leslie Bryant, 69, Dahlonega
Joel Leslie Bryant age 69 of Dahlonega, GA passed away on October 14th 2015. Joe was born in Monroe, LA and has been a resident of Dahlonega, GA for the last 2 years. Mr. Bryant ...
Broton W. Head, 83, Dahlonega
  Broton W. Head, age 83, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following an extended illness. &n ...

Other

Lloyd Benson Cloud, 77, Jasper
  Mr. Lloyd Benson Cloud, age 77, of Jasper, Georgia passed away October 27, 2015 at his home.   Mr. Cloud was born July 17, 1938 to Lloyd and Geraldine Cloud in ...

Stephens

Mrs. Mary Juanita Shedd Turpin, age 90, of Old Jarrett Road, Toccoa, Georgia, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Pruitt Health Toccoa.    A daughter of t ...

White

Lillian Joyce Cantrell, 88, Cleveland
       Mrs. Lillian Joyce Cantrell, age 88 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at Friendship Nursing Home following an extended ill ...
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.