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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 22nd, 2015

Banks

Marlene Mealor Worley, age 80 of Homer, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2015. Born in Banks County on April 21, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Warren and Bertha Caudell ...

Habersham

Dewey W. Cochran, 69, Demorest
Dewey W. Cochran, age 69, of Demorest, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 following an extended illness. Mr. Cochran was born on October 10, 1946 in ...
Tammy Smith Craven, 40, Mt. Airy
Tammy Smith Craven, age 40, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 following a sudden illness.   Mrs. Craven was born on Octob ...
Essie Mae Freeman Loudermilk, age 84 of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2015. Born in Habersham County on July 30, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Sa ...

Hall

Michael Stephen Ross, 30, Oakwood
Mr. Michael Stephen Ross, age 30, of Oakwood passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.   Mr. Ross was born September 9, 1985 to Gary C ...
Bobby Duane Smith, 52, Lula
Bobby Duane Smith, 52, of Lula, passed away December 22, 2015.   The family will receive friends at Little & Davenport Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 f ...

Lumpkin

Philip Gary Cain, Sr, 59, Dahlonega
Philip Gary Cain, Sr, age 59, of Dahlonega, GA passed away at his home on Tuesday December 22, 2015 following a brief illness. Philip was preceded in death by his parents, Bill ...
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.