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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Apr 29th, 2015

Forsyth

Wilda Bailey, 87, Cumming
Wilda Bailey, age 87 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015. She was a member of Concord Baptist Church. She was a 70 year member and Past President of the Rebekah As ...

Hall

Annie Sue 'Nana' Lance Jones, 73, Gainesville
                Annie Sue “Nana” Lance Jones, 73, of Gainesville passed away on Wednesday, ...

Jackson

Lessie Minish Benton, 98, Commerce
Mrs. Lessie Minish Benton, age 98, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at her residence.  Mrs. Benton was born in Liberty, GA to the late David Lee and Eva Leila O& ...

Lumpkin

Johnnie Raner Cisson, 87, Dahlonega
Mrs. Johnnie Raner Cisson, age 87 of Dahlonega passed away on April 29, 2015 at Gold City Nursing Facility following an extended illness. A native of Port Gibson, Mississippi, M ...

Other

William Wylder Nichols, 20, Lakemont, Ga.
William Wylder Nichols, 20, of Lakemont, GA, passed away April 29, 2015 in Houston County, GA. He was born in Macon, Georgia, and was the son of Maurice Edwin Nichols and Susa ...
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.