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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 29th, 2015

Habersham

Morgan Thibeault Bone, 26, Cornelia
Morgan Thibeault Bone, age 26 of Cornelia, passed away Monday, December 28, 2015.  Mrs. Bone was born in Stephens County on August 3, 1989. She attended Bethesda Fellowship ...
Billy (Joe) Irvin, 54, Mt. Airy
Billy “Joe” Irvin, age 54, of Mt. Airy passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2015. Born in Habersham County on July 12, 1961, Mr. Irvin was the son of the late Bill a ...
Nell Chambers James, 87, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Nell Chambers James, age 87, of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment will ...
Evelyn (Granny) Jarrell, 85, Clarkesville
Evelyn “Granny” Jarrell, age 85, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 following a sudden illness. Mrs. Jarrell was born o ...

Jackson

Martha Higgins Lawrence, 90, Maysville
  Mrs. Martha Higgins Lawrence, age 90, of Maysville, GA died Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at her residence.  Mrs. Lawrence was born in Lawrenceville to the late Leonard ...

Other

Jim Inus Hanson, 89, Macon
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jim Inus Hanson, age 89, of Macon, Georgia, who passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2015. Mr. Hanson was born in Jefferson, Georgia a ...

Stephens

Mrs. Helen Frances Peeples Whitworth, age 93 of Mize Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Pruitt Health Toccoa. A daughter of the late S.P. Peeples, S ...

White

Lawrence (Larry) August Berliner age 86, of Sautee passed away Tuesday December 29, 2015.  Mr. Berliner was born in Staten Island, NY the son of the late Hans and Corina Be ...
Alton Maurice (Tom) Kees, 81, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Alton Maurice (Tom) Kees, age 81 of Cleveland. Tom passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2015. Visitation will be held ...
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.