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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 18th, 2015

Forsyth

Betty Heard, 80, Cumming
Betty Heard, age 80 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. Betty was preceded in death by her son, Freddie Heard. ...

Gwinnett

Wylena Brown, 88, Buford
Wylena Brown, age 88, of Buford, GA, Ivy Creek Community, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. Glyndon Brown; son-in-law, Benny S ...

Habersham

James Garner (J.G.) Millwood, 55, Clarksville
Memorial services for James Garner (J.G.) Millwood, 55, of Clarksville will be held Friday, March 20, 2015 in the chapel of Ward's Funeral Home. Rev. Fred Enlow will officiate ...

Hall

Billy Raymond Stacey, 79, Gainesville
Billy Raymond Stacey, 79 of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at his residence. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, March 22. 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chap ...
Linda Herring May, 47, Oakwood
Ms. Linda Herring May, age 47, of Oakwood passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 21, 2015 in ...
Michael Thurston Dodd, age 57, of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.Born on February 6, 1958, in Hall County, Georgia, he was the son of Thurston Dodd of Lula and the ...

Lumpkin

Barbara Ellis Jenkins, 72, Dahlonega
Mrs. Barbara Ellis Jenkins, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 after an unyielding battle with leukemia.She was born in Gainesville, GA, spent most of h ...

Other

Hazel Winifred McEachern Giddings, long time resident of Adams, Tennessee, has died at age 95, March 16, 2015 at The Oaks in Fairmount, Georgia. Born December 3, 1919 in Tuskegee, ...
Steven "Randy" Samples, 40, of Hull, GA passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015.Mr. Samples was the son of Larry and Peggy Samples, Sr. and Vanessa and Donnie Woolard. He i ...

White

Allen Saxon, 70, Cleveland
Allen "Gene" Saxon, age 70 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Winder Health Care. Mr. Saxon was born April 30, 1944 in Cleveland, GA to the late Andre ...
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.