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

Forsyth

James G. (Greg) DeLong, 63, Deland, Fla., formerly of Cumming
James G. "Greg" DeLong, 63, of Deland, Florida passed away Friday March 13, 2015.Greg was born May 6, 1951 in Cumming, GA. He was a member of Sand Hill Hunting Club and ...
Robert I. Coleman, Jr., 88, Cumming
Coleman, Robert I., Jr.May 7, 1926

Gwinnett

Doris M. Childress, 90, Buford
Doris M. Childress, age 90 of Buford, GA died Wednesday, March 17, 2015 after an extended illness. Mrs. Childers has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Mar ...
Jane Marie Dwyer, 76, Sugar Hill
Jane Marie Dwyer, age 76, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Dwyer. She is survived by her children, Susan ...

Hall

Freddie Ray Blake, 76, Gainesville
Freddie Ray Blake was born July 18, 1938 in Natchitoches, Louisiana to the Late Frank Blake Sr. and Esther Victoria Blake. He attended Central High School and Grambling University ...
Laverne Mealor Weaver, Gainesville
Mrs. Laverne Mealor Weaver, age 72, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Sacred Journey Hospice, surrounded by family. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thurs ...
Nora Taylor Venson, 96, Gainesville
Nora Taylor Venson, 96, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel o ...

Jackson

Bertie Lee Williams Duck, 96, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Bertie Lee Williams Duck, age 96, of Braselton, Georgia who entered into rest Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Mrs. Duck was born in Forsyth ...

Lumpkin

Vivian K. Cullars, 72, Dahlonega
Mrs. Vivian K. Cullars passed away on March 17, 2015. Celebration of Life Services will be held on Monday March 23, 2015 at 2 PM from Dahlonega Baptist Church, 234 Hawkins St.. Da ...

Stephens

Graveside services for Teresa Lona Brooks Ridley, age 59 of Toccoa will be held on Friday, March 20, 2015 at 5:00 PM from the Unity Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Tim Holcomb of ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.