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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Feb 17th, 2015

Gwinnett

Billie Ann McDaniel, 73, Hoschton
Billie Ann McDaniel, age 73, of Hoschton, GA passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacky E. McDaniel; and parents, Herman and Mary H ...
James Donald (Don) Broome, 88, Snellville
Mr. James Donald (Don) Broome, age 88, of Snellville, GA, passed away on February 17, 2015. A World War II Veteran of the United States Marine Corps (Semper Fi!), he served as a ra ...
Lou Hayes Youngblood, 79, Dacula
Lou Hayes Youngblood, age 79, of Dacula passed away Sunday, February 15, 2015. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 70 ...

Jackson

Bobby Neal Barnett, 75, Nicholson
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Bobby Neal Barnett, age 75, of Nicholson who passed away on Tuesday February 17th, 2015.He was the son of the late Otis Clifford ...

Lumpkin

John E. Truelove, 86, Dahlonega
John E. Truelove age 86 of Dahlonega, Ga passed away on February 17, 2015. Mr. Truelove was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and a member of Wahoo Baptist Church. John was ...
Mrs. Patricia Louise Harkins Abercrombie, age 71, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday February 16, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family.Patricia was a White County, GA ...

Other

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Janet Christine Mitchell, age 62, of Athens, passed away on Tuesday February 17th, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Ed Ram ...

Stephens

Jerry Edward Long, 64, Toccoa
Mr. Jerry Edward Long, age 64 of 501 Long Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.A son of Victorene Rider Long and the ...
Sammy 'Sam' Collins, 68, Toccoa
Mr. Sammy "Sam" Collins, age 68 of 257 Hillside Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at his residence.A son of the late Mose and Agnes Ward Collin ...

White

Connie Faye Rowley, 59, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Connie Faye Rowley, age59 of Cleveland. Mrs. Rowley passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015. "Connie" was b ...
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.