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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Mar 6th, 2015

Banks

Margie Nell Harris Sanders, age 78 of Homer died Friday, March 6, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Sanders was born in Gillsville to the late, Joe and Pearl Peppers Harris. Mrs. Sande ...
Vera Smith, 91, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Vera Smith, age 91, of Maysville who passed away on Friday March 6th, 2015. She was the daughter of the late John Henry Garrett and Lou Wat ...

Dawson

William 'Bill' Oscar Smart, 82, Dawsonville, formerly of Oakwood
Mr. William "Bill" Oscar Smart, age 82 of Dawsonville, formerly of Oakwood, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Bell Minor Home following an extended illness. ...

Forsyth

Charles R. Roden, Sr, 79, Cumming
Charles R. Roden, Sr., age 79, of Cumming, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015. Charles was born November 17, 1935 to James and Docia Roden. He went on to retire after 27 years as ...
Ronnie Alvin Nichelson, 61, Cumming
Ronnie Alvin Nichelson, 61, of Cumming, GA passed away Friday, March 6, 2015.He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarance and Lille Nichelson; brothers, Melvin, Hudon, Danny, ...
Starlin "Jack" Jarvis, Sr. of Cumming, Georgia, went to his eternal home Friday, March 6, 2015. Mr. Jarvis is survived by his wife Phyllis Jarvis; children William, Debo ...

Habersham

Charles Ernest Rudeseal, age 86, of Alto, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2015.Mr. Rudeseal was born January 27, 1929 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Luther Vance ...
Dorothy Chapman Henderson, 84, Clarkesville
Dorothy Chapman Henderson, age 84, of Clarkesville, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015.Born on February 23, 1931 in Blairsville, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Louis Nap ...

Hall

Ms. Mildred Eulene (Stephens) Dillard, age 82, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, March 06, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Jackson

Jimmy Lee Moore, 74, Nicholson
Mr. Jimmy Lee Moore, age 74, of Nicholson, GA died Friday, March 6, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Moore was born in Jefferson to the late Mell and Grace Miller Moore. He was a member ...
Eleanor R. Blankenship, 83, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Eleanor R. Blankenship, age 83, of Commerce, who passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015.Funeral Services are incomplete at this time.Ev ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Eleanor Ruth Howard Blankenship, age 83, of Commerce, who passed away on Friday, March 6, 2015. Mrs. Blankenship was born in Ficklin, ...
Fred Allen Higgins, 76, Hoschton
Fred Allen Higgins, age 76, of Hoschton passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 6, 2015. Fred was born on October 1, 1938 and was the son of the late Wayne and Myrtie Higg ...
Gregory Michael Fontana, 48, Pendergrass
Mr. Gregory Michael Fontana, age 48, of Pendergrass passed away, Friday, March 6, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by friends and family. Funeral Mass will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday ...
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.