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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Oct 11th, 2015

Banks

Patrick Sherrold Ewalt, 62, Maysville
Patrick Sherrold Ewalt age 62 of Maysville passed away Sunday Oct. 11, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Ewalt was born Feb. 8, 1953 in Great Bend, Kansas to John Howard Ewalt and the ...

Forsyth

Kimberly Childress Hyde of Cumming, GA passed away on October 11, 2015. She is preceded in death by her father and mother-in-law Dallas and Louise Hyde, Jr. of Alpharetta.   ...
Joseph S. Einfalt, 48, Cumming
Joseph S. Einfalt 1966-2015 “Joe”, age 48 passed away peacefully on October 11th, 2015. Originally from Philadelphia, son of the late Joseph and Shirley Einfalt. ...

Hall

Ruth Jones Overby, 66, Gainesville
Mrs. Ruth Jones Overby, age 66, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.   Ruth was born in Westm ...
Barbara Ann Douglas, 71, Gainesville
          Barbara Ann Douglas, age 71, of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at her residence following an extended i ...
  James (Jamie) Winford Evans II was born in Gainesville, Ga. on December 3, 1986 to James and Gloria Hailey Evans. He departed this life on Sunday October 11, 2015 at the ...
Helen Haskell McGahee, 90, Gainesville
Helen Haskell McGahee, 90 of Gainesville, GA formerly of Jacksonville, FL. Passed away on Sunday, October 11, 2015.   Born on August 1, 1925 in White Plains, NY. Mrs. Mc ...
Estelle Essie Flynn Parks, 88, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday October 13, 2015 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Estelle Essie Flynn Parks, age 88, of Gainesville. Rev. Charles Gran ...
Michael “Mike” Sullivan, age 51, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, following a sudden illness.   ...

Lumpkin

Thomas Hoyt Gooch Jr, 64, Dahlonega
Thomas Hoyt Gooch Jr., age 64, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015 at his home following a period of declining health.   Hoyt was born in Dahlonega, G ...

Other

Gary Leon Johnson, 60, Colbert
Gary Leon Johnson, age 60, of Colbert passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015.  No arrangements have been made.  Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.l ...
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.