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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 16th, 2015

Forsyth

Kevin John Joseph McGrath, age 55, of Cumming, passed away on December 16, 2015. Kevin was born in Hollywood, FL., on April 26, 1960 to John Joseph and Gloria McGrath. He was a car ...
Stephen Vincent O’Saben, 85, of Cumming, GA passed away at his home on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved to operat ...

Habersham

Bobby Nathanial Faulkner, 78, Cornelia
  Bobby Nathaniel Faulkner, age 78, of Cornelia died Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his residence.  Born in Gastonia, NC, on September 10, 1937, he was the son of ...
Jessica Whiteman McDonald, 90, Clarkesville
Jessica Whiteman McDonald, age 90, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.  Mrs. McDonald was born on December 20, 1924 in Atlanta, Georgia t ...
Funeral services for Ronald Ernest “Ronnie” Porterfield will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday afternoon, December 20, 2015 at the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Anthony S ...
  Robert Tanner Powers, Jr., age 86 of Baldwin, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015. Born in Hall County on April 22, 1929, he was a son of the late Robert, Sr. and ...

Hall

Mrs. Deloris R. Evans “Buddy” Stephens Clure, age 74, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Willow Wood Nursing Home Nursing Home following ...
Kenneth Hugh Bookmiller, 68, Murrayville
Kenneth Hugh Bookmiller, age 68 of Murrayville, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his residence, after a long and courageous fight with cancer. Mr. Bookmiller was b ...
Christopher Gordon Cape, 51, Gainesville
Christopher Gordon Cape, age 51, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Cape was born April 23, 1964 in ...
Tommy M. Frazier, 74, Gainesville
Mr. Tommy M. Frazier, 74, of Gainesville died December 16, 2015. Funeral services will be held 1 p,.m. Tuesday December 22, 2015 in the chapel of Wards Funeral Home. Wards Funera ...
Willie Hulsey Glover, 100, Gainesville
Mrs. Willie Hulsey Glover passed away on Wednesday December 16, 2015 at The Oaks at Limestone following an extended illness.  She was 100 years old.  She was the daughter ...
Leon Lott, 80, Flowery Branch
Home Going services for Mr. Leon Lott, age 80,husband of Mrs. Candance Lott of Flowery Branch, GA will be held Saturday, December 26, 2015, 1:00 pm at Union Baptist Church, 251 Bon ...
John Carl Tyree, 81, Gainesville
 Mr. John Carl Tyree, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.    & ...

Lumpkin

  Jeffery Scott “Scotty” Adams, age 50, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his home following a short, but valiant battle with cancer ...
Lelia Louise Thompson Stowers, age 67, of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens following a sudden illness. She was born to pare ...

White

Leah Beth Buckley, 56, Helen
Leah Beth Buckley, age 56 of Helen, GA, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at her residence. Ms. Buckley was born on August 8, 1959, in Jacksonville, FL, to the late ...
William Scott Hull, 82, Sautee
William Scott Hull, age 82 of Snellville formerly of Sautee, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at his residence. Scott graduated from Spartanburg High School, Spartanbu ...
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.