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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 15th, 2015

Forsyth

Judith Lenore Parsley, 78, Cumming
Judith Lenore Parsley, 78, of Cumming, GA died Tuesday December 15, 2015.  Born in Whiteville, NC she was the daughter of the late Shade and Gertrude Walker. She is preceded i ...
Sandra D. Shah, 68, Cumming
Sandra D. Shah, 68, of Cumming, GA died on December 15, 2015 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.  Born in Trenton, PA she was the daughter of the late Ann Backlund and Marlin Crytz ...

Hall

Fred C. Blair, 91, Gainesville
Fred C. Blair, age 91 of Gainesville, passed away on December 15, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga. Mr. Blair was born November 15, 1924 in Atlanta, G ...
Emma Jean Byrd Morrow, 73, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Emma Jean Byrd Morrow, age 73 of Flowery Branch, was called home on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Willowood Nursing Home following an extended illness.  She was a beloved ...
Dennis E. Sosebee, 74, Gainesville
      Mr. Dennis E. Sosebee, age 74, of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.  &nb ...

Other

Elizabeth Anne Logan Piucci, 86, Naperville, IL
Elizabeth Anne Logan Piucci died peacefully at her home in Naperville, IL on the 15th of December. She was 86. Betty was born in Hackensack, NJ to George Thomas Logan and Grace Rog ...

Rabun

Coleman Jarrard, 86, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, December 15, 2015.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Janice.  He is also survived by his ...

White

Robert Kenneth Damron, 83, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Robert Kenneth Damron, age 83 of Cleveland. Mr. Damron passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Mr. Damron was born ...
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.