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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Apr 22nd, 2015

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James Murray Vaughn, 68, Tennessee formerly of Winder
James Murray Vaughn, age 68, of Tennessee formerly of Winder, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015.  Mr. Vaughn lived in Winder for 22 years and was a member of Union Baptist ...

Forsyth

Mary “Patsy” Frances Chadwick, age 64, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Patsy was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Cumming. She is prec ...

Gwinnett

Alice Mae Estatico, 85, Buford
Alice Mae Estatico, age 85 of Buford, GA, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Funeral service will be held Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Intermen ...

Hall

Jack W. Gilleland, 72, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m Saturday April 25, 2015 at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Jack Willard Gilleland age 72 of Gainesville. Dr. Terry Crawford will offi ...

Jackson

Walter Neisler, 86, Commerce
Walter Neisler was called to his heavenly home on April 22, 2015.  He was born in Banks County, Georgia on March 14, 1929 to Charles Walter Neisler, Sr. and Jessie Virginia Br ...
Gladys "Tina" Irene Rousseau, age 67, of Hoschton, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015.  She was survived by her brother Bill McCullough of Talking Rock and sister ...
Mrs. Betty Geneva Autry Tolbert, age 78, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at her residence. Mrs. Tolbert was born in Cleveland, GA to the late Herbert and Estelle Pri ...

Lumpkin

James A. Satterfield, 78, Dahlonega
James A. Satterfield, age 78, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, April 22, 2015 following a period of declining health.   James lived most of his life in Lumpkin County. H ...

Other

Mrs. Sallie Mae Collins Carpenter, age 93 of 801 Riverhill Drive, Athens, Georgia passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospice House in Watkinsville, Georgia. ...
Glenn C. 'G.C.' Reed Jr, 37, Fayetteville
Glenn C. “G.C.” Reed Jr., age 37 of Fayetteville, GA passed away Wednesday April 22, 2015 after a brief illness.   G.C. was born March 4, 1978 in Gainesville ...
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.