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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Nov 16th, 2015

Banks

Douglas Gerald Parker, age 56, of Alto, Georgia went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 16, 2015, following an extended illness.   Mr. Parker was born in Kennesaw, ...

Dawson

Alan Dameron, 61, Dawsonville
Alan Dameron, 61, of Dawsonville passed away Monday November 16, 2015. Born April 4, 1954 in Marietta, Georgia to the late Woody and Opal Dameron, he had lived in Dawson County ...

Forsyth

Jimmy C. Dunbar, 73, Cumming
  Jimmy C. Dunbar, age 73 of Cumming, Ga. passed away November 16, 2015. Formerly of Decatur, IL, he had made Forsyth County his home for the past 43 years. He was preceded ...
Margaret Holtzclaw Carlyle, age 77, of Gainesville passed away Monday, November 16, 2015.  A lifelong resident of Forsyth County, Margaret was an awesome mother and grandmothe ...
Joseph Virgil Gibson, 64, Cumming
Joseph Virgil Gibson, age 64 of Cumming, died November 16 at his residence. He was a parts manager with R. B. M. Automotive group of Atlanta and Past Master of Buford Masonic Lodge ...
William “Bill” Cooper Levensalor, age 71, passed away at his home in Cumming, GA, surrounded by his family on November, 16th.  He was born on August 26th, 1944 in ...

Hall

Retha Dover Thomas Jones, 92, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday November 18, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Retha Dover Thomas Jones, age 92, of Gainesville. The Rev. John Kinse ...

Jackson

Hank Jerry Priest, 72, Commerce
Mr. Hank Jerry Priest, age 72, of Commerce, GA died Monday, November 16, 2015 at his residence.  Mr. Priest was born in Lawrenceville, GA to the late Walter Atlee and Lula Bel ...

Stephens

William Terrell Payne, 78, Toccoa
Mr. William Terrell Payne, age 78 of 918 New Hope Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, November 16, 2015 at his residence.   A son of the late William Henry and Ann ...

White

Steven Wayne McGuire, 48, Cleveland
Mr. Steven Wayne McGuire, age 48 of Cleveland. Mr. McGuire passed away on Monday, November 16, 2015. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00pm, Friday, November 20, 2015 in the fun ...
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.