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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Nov 22nd, 2015

Banks

Debbie Lynn Blalock, 43, Homer
Debbie Lynn Blalock, age 43 of Homer, GA passed away Sunday November 22, 2015.   Mrs. Blalock was the daughter of William Arnold and Johnnie M. Robertson Chesser. She wa ...
Genavee Westmoreland Wilde, age 79 of Lula, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015. Born in Banks County on December 22, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Joseph Boyd and Sere ...

Dawson

Floyd Waters, 68, Dawsonville
Floyd Waters, 68, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday November 22, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born September 16, 1947 in Gilm ...

Forsyth

Rev. Robert "Bob" Fields, age 83, of Forsyth County, passed away on November 22, 2015.  Bob was of the Baptist faith and pastored several churches in the area for 42 ...

Habersham

Bobbie Lee Franklin Burns, age 38 of Demorest, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Habersham County on April 26, ...

Hall

Collis Joseph (Sonny) Copous, Jr., age 82 of Flowery Branch, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015 at his residence.            ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Richard Ray “Ricky” Prince, age 44, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.   Ric ...
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.