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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 31st, 2015

Dawson

Mary Valentine “Val” Dodson, 72, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday October 31, 2015 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health. Born February 19, ...
Dexter Dean McBrayer, 31, Dawsonville
Dexter Dean McBrayer, age 31, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015.  Dexter was a wonderful father who adored his wife and children.  He loved candy, esp ...

Forsyth

Ernest Jacob “Ernie” Born, 75, of Cumming, GA died on October 31, 2015.  Born in Atlanta, GA he was the son of the late James and Helen Born.   Ernie se ...

Gwinnett

Frances Lancaster Johnson, 83, Sugar Hill
  Mrs. Frances Lancaster Johnson, age, 83, of Sugar Hill, GA; passed away on Saturday October, 31, 2015 Mrs. Johnson is preceded in death by her first Husband Joseph lexis ...

Habersham

Janie Allen, 83, Demorest
Mrs. Janie Allen, age 83, of Demorest passed away on Saturday, October 31, at her home following a brief illness.   Born in Habersham County, on February 27, 1932, she was ...
Ann “Josie” Strange Caudell, age 83 of Baldwin, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015. Born in Banks County on February 3, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Har ...
Mary Louise Tatum Fain, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mary Louise Tatum Fain of Clarkesville will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 4:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends ...
Rowella Allen Meaders, 86, Cornelia
Rowena Allen Meaders age 86, of Cornelia passed away Saturday October 31, 2015.  Mrs. Meaders was born in White County the daughter of the late Eugene and Ruby Pepper Allen ...
Dewey H. Tench, 88, Cornelia
Dewey H. Tench, age 88, of Cornelia, GA passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2015. Mr. Tench was born in Cornelia, GA on December 2, 1926 to the late Hezekiah and Viola Ivie Ten ...
  Jennifer Denise Manus Wade, age 45 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015. Born in Clarke County on March 23, 1970, she was a daughter of Brenda Elaine Wa ...

Hall

Frances Whitmire Little, 90, Gainesville
Frances Whitmire Little,  of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away at home on Saturday October 31,  at the age of 90. After living a very healthy life for 73 years, she strug ...
Michael Cameron Morters, 68, Gainesville
Michael Cameron Morters, age 68, of Gainesville, Georgia, went to be with Jesus on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Friendship Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in Cleveland, Georgi ...

Lumpkin

Michael B. Temple, Sr., 57, Dahlonega
Mr. Michael B. Temple Sr., age 57, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015 at his home following a sudden illness.   Michael was born October 19, 1958 i ...

Other

Joseph John Heilig, 58, Jasper
  Mr. Joseph John Heilig, age 58, of Jasper passed away Saturday, October 31, 2015 due to injuries from an automobile accident.   Services will be 11:00 a.m., Fr ...

White

Jimmy Ray Blalock, 70, Sautee Nacoochee
Jimmy Ray Blalock age 70, of Sautee Nacoochee passed away Saturday October 31, 2015.  Mr. Blalock was born in White County the son of the late J.W. and Willie Mae Turner Bl ...
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.