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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 14th, 2015

Forsyth

Lori Michelle Angel Duffy age 41 of Toccoa passed away Wednesday 10/14/2015. Mrs. Duffy was born July 27, 1974 in Lawrenceville to Charles Angel and the late Betty Sue Vaughn An ...
Harold G. Hardin, Sr, 91, Cumming
Harold G. Hardin, Sr., 91, of Cumming passed away Wednesday October 14, 2015 at Gracemont Assisted Living following a period of declining health. Born January 2, 1924 in Atlanta ...

Habersham

John Calvin Adams, 85, Clarkesville
Funeral services for John Calvin Adams, age 85, of Clarkesville, will be held on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 11:00 am from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Russ Barker, Rev. ...
Edith Thomas, 77, Demorest
  Edith Thomas, age 77 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Born in Habersham County on April 1, 1938, she was a daughter of the late James Monroe Thoma ...

Hall

Betty J. Turk Anglin, 81, Gainesville
  Betty J. Turk Anglin March 23, 1934 ~ October 14, 2015 “Mama Betty” as she was known to so many, sang her way peacefully into Heaven on Wednesday, O ...
Donnie Roberts Gwaltney, 89, Gainesville
               Donnie Roberts Gwaltney, 89, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at North ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Ola Belle Gilleland Palmer, lovingly known as “Nannie”, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at her home following a period of declining health. Mrs. Palmer ...
“Coach Jeff”, Jeffery David Sharp, died in hospice care in the early hours of October 14th after a long and extended illness surrounded by his loving family. Jeff was 6 ...

Other

Anthony Quinn Lofton, 50, Howardville, MO
 Anthony Quinn Lofton, age 50, Howardville, MO, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton, GA following a short fight with ...

Stephens

Evelie Dover Waldrup, 76, Toccoa
Mrs. Evelie Dover Waldrup, age 76 of 40 Busha Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at her residence.   A daughter of the late James Kinard and ...
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.