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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Dec 21st, 2015

Forsyth

Charles Bernard Shellman, age 74, of Cumming passed away Sunday, December 27, 2015.   Chuck grew up in Rogers Heights, MD and married his childhood sweetheart, Joanne. He ...

Gwinnett

Doris Lucille Brown, 87, Buford
Doris Lucille Brown, 87, passed away peacefully at her home in Buford, GA on December 21st. She was born in Polk County, N. Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband J.M. ...
Bertha Perkins Eubanks, age 95 of Buford, GA died Wednesday, January 6, 2016. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial ...
Viorica Gheorghe, 80, Lawrenceville
  Mrs. Viorica Gheorghe, age 80, of Lawrenceville passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at Gwinnett Medical Center – Lawrenceville.   Graveside Services w ...
Carlos A. “Choche” Rest, age 72 of Hoschton, GA died Monday, December 21, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 3 ...

Hall

Billy M Cook, 80, Gainesville
Billy M Cook, age 80, of Gainesville, GA., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosetta; parents, Frank and Eunice Cook; and eight brothers a ...
Ronald Harris, 67, Gainesville
Mr. Ronald Harris age 67 of Gainesville passed away on Monday December 21, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.   ...
Berkeley Davis Peet, 86, Gainesville
Berkeley Davis Peet, 86, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.          &nb ...
Mary Lou Armour Simonds, 77, Braselton
Mary Lou Armour Simonds, 77, of Braselton passed away January 11, 2016 following an extended illness.   Born in Lula on November 22, 1938, she was the daughter of the l ...
Mamie Lee Lipscomb Studivant of Gillsville, GA passed away on December 21, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents Mary Randolph and William Lipscomb.  She leaves to ch ...
Alline Odom Tanner, 72, Gainesville
            Mrs. Alline Odom Tanner, age 72 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Med ...

Lumpkin

Tyler Ray Posten, 23, Dahlonega
Tyler Ray Posten, age 23, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015.   Tyler was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.   He was pre ...

Other

George Conrad Geisel, 63, Alpharetta
  George Conrad Geisel, age 63, of Alpharetta, GA. passed away December 21, 2015 after a brief illness. He is survived by his brother, Fred (Helen) Geisel of Cumming; niece ...
Dr. Surendra R. Rishi, 86, Atlanta
Dr. Surendra R. Rishi, 86, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family in Atlanta, GA on December 21, 2015. His si ...

Rabun

    Mr. Stephen Francis Walton, age 43 of 396 Cardinal Lane, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015 at his residence.   A son of June Fran ...
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.