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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Nov 4th, 2015

Forsyth

Henry Lewis Evans, 90, Cumming
Henry Lewis Evans, age 90 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.  Henry was the 6th of 8 children born to Roscoe and Maude Evans and lived all his live in For ...

Gwinnett

Mr. Lawrence “Larry” Lee Grindinger, age 72 of Lawrenceville, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at Gwinnett Medical Center following a sudden illness.   ...
Judy Bowen McAllister Terrell, 67, Buford formerly of Cornelia
  Judy Bowen McAllister Terrell, age 67 of Buford formerly of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Born in White County on September 19, 1948, she was a da ...

Hall

Helen Jeanette Benning, 65, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Helen Jeanette Benning, age 65, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at her residence.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November ...
Sara Moore Haynie, 90, Gainesville
  Mrs. Sara Moore Haynie age 90, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Services will be announced at a later date. Memorial Park North Rivers ...
Alice Dale Swafford, 82, Gainesville
Alice Dale Swafford, 82, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Born in Braselton, GA. on September 11, 19 ...
Bernice Allen Webb, 89, Gainesville
                  Bernice Allen Webb, 89, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, November 4, ...

Jackson

Luther Wilkes, 80, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Luther Welchel Wilkes, age 80 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, November 4, 2015.  Mr. Wilkes was born in ...
Stephen Brantley Holbrook, 101, Commerce
Mr. Stephen Brantley Holbrook, age 101, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Holbrook was born in Carnesville to the late Juluis ...
Linda Nix Peppers, 63, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Linda Nix Peppers, age 63 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Wednesday, November 4, 2015.  Mrs. Peppers was born in Com ...
Paul Lester Stephenson, 68, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Paul Lester Stephenson, age 68, of Commerce, Georgia who passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Mr. Stephenson was born in Commerce, ...
Reuben Chance Tatum, inf, Maysville
            Infant son of Andy and Gayla Waters Tatum, Reuben Chance Tatum of Maysville died Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at A ...
Harper Taylor Westmoreland, inf, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Harper Taylor Westmoreland, infant daughter of Joshua Taylor Westmorland and Cameo Nicole Green, who passed away on Wednesday, November 4, ...

Lumpkin

 Ms. Hazel (Satterfield) Chester, age 69, of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, November 04, 2015.            & ...
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.