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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 20th, 2015

Dawson

Anna S. Parrish, 83, Dawsonville
Anna S. Parrish, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 20, 2015 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born October 31, 1931 in Germany to the late Ad ...
Hoyt C. Flanagan Sr, 71, Dawsonville
Hoyt C. Flanagan Sr., 71, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Tuesday, October, 20, 2015. He is retired from Mullins Brothers Paving where he worked over 30 years.   Hoyt is ...

Forsyth

John Hugh Pruitt, 72, Cumming
John Hugh Pruitt was born June 11, 1943 to John and Eloise Heard Pruitt and passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at the age of 72.  John lived all of his life on Castleberry ...

Habersham

Dr. Huey David Perry, 78, Clarkesville
Dr. Huey David Perry, age 78 of Clarkesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.   Dr. Perry was born on December 12, 1936 in Fruithurst, Alabama, to the late Eme ...

Hall

Rev. Marvin E. Bearden, 90, Oakwood
Reverend Marvin E. Bearden, age 90 of Oakwood, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday ...
Robert Jack Coleman, 94, Gainesville
Robert Jack Coleman, 94, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at Lanier Village Estates following an extended illness.       &nb ...
Jerimiah Anthany Hail Echols, 25, Gainesville
Jerimiah Anthany Hail Echols age 25 of Gainesville died Tuesday October 20, 2015 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center. Jerimiah was born in Lawrenceville, Ga. and attended East Hall H ...
Mrs. Berdele Sullins Maness, age 85 of Lula, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are sch ...
Bobby (Bob) Mulkey, 76, Lula
Bobby “Bob” Mulkey, 76, of Lula passed away Monday October 19, 2015 at Northridge Health and Rehabilitation following a period of declining health. Born November 6, ...
Regina Nix, 61, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday October 23, 2015 at Oak Grove Baptist Church for Regina Nix age 61 of Gainesville. The body will lie in state from 1:30 p.m. to ...
Funeral services for Hattie Grace Martin White of Clermont, Ga. will be held Thursday October 22, 2015 in Sardis Baptist Church at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friend ...

Jackson

Gerald Warden Lichtenberger, 68, Pendergrass
Gerald Warden Lichtenberger, age 68, of Pendergrass passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015.  The family will honor Mr. Lichtenberger's wishes and hold no services.  La ...

Lumpkin

Dudley Jennings Walker, 70, Dahlonega
Dudley Jennings Walker, 70, of Dahlonega, GA and Mars Hill, NC, died on October 20th, 2015, after a hard fought battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Deede, son, Jennin ...

Other

Warner Bohn Fleming, 90, Athens
Mr. Warner Bohn Fleming, age 90 of Athens died Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at Lanier Gardens. Mr. Fleming was born in Cleveland, OH to the late, John Judson and Edith Haake Fleming. ...

Stephens

Mr. Joseph “Joe” Edwin Holland, age 85 of Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.   A son of the late James Ernest and ...

White

Willie Lee Haygood, 89, Cleveland
Memorial services for, Willie Lee Haygood  age 89 of Cleveland, Ga. Will be held at 3:00 pm Saturday October 31, 2015 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Haygood died Octo ...
Tommy Bruce Preston, 57, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Tommy Bruce Preston, age 57 of Cleveland. Tommy passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015. A celebration of his incredibl ...
Lois Rarick, 88, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Lois Rarick, age 88 of Cleveland. Mrs Rarick passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015. No services are planned for Mrs. ...
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.