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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Apr 3rd, 2015

Forsyth

Robert David White, 33, Alpharetta
Robert David White, 33, of Alpharetta, Georgia passed away on March 28, 2015.  Robert is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Raymond and Dorothea White and he is su ...

Gwinnett

Connor Jackson, 21, Sugar Hill
Connor Jackson, age 21, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Diane Hosch Higgins and Frank and Juanita Wells Jackso ...
Beth McGehee Myers, 75, Buford
Beth McGehee Myers, age 75, of Buford GA passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015. She was preceded in death by her parents, R.B. and Allie McGehee. She is survived by her children, Ev ...
Lorie Ann Redd, 55, Lawrenceville
Lorie Ann Redd, age 55 of Lawrenceville, GA died Friday, April 3, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Me ...

Hall

James Edward Joy, 91, Gainesville
James Edward Joy, born March 18, 1924 to the late Fred and Addie Mayone West Joy in Boyles-Jefferson County Alabama. Moving to Gainesville in his teen years where he has lived unti ...
Ruby G. Owensby, 91, Formerly of Gainesville
Mrs. Ruby G. Owensby, age 91, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 in Escondido, California, where she lived for the past 15 years.  Her daughter ...
Cecilia Grace McGeough Smith, 98, Gainesville
Cecilia Grace McGeough Smith, age 98 originally from Buffalo, New York and formally of Gainesville, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015 at Clearview Regional Medical Center in Monroe ...
Grace Cecilia McGeough Smith, 98, Gainesville
Grace Cecilia McGeough Smith, age 98 originally from Buffalo, New York and formally of Gainesville, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015 at Clearview Regional Medical Center in Monroe ...

Jackson

Wayne Richard Eitner, 61, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Wayne Richard Eitner, age 61, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, April 3, 2015. Service are pending at this time. Evans Fu ...
Lilly Murphy Evans, 76, Pendergrass
  Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Lilly Murphy Evans, age 76 of Pendergrass, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, April 3, 2015.  Mrs. Evans was born i ...
James Capes, 75, Hoschton
       Mr. James R. Capes, age 75, of Hoschton, Georgia died April 3, 2015.  Mr. Capes was a son of the late Tommy and Daisy Sorrells Capes.  ...
Peggy R. Shubert, 67, Commerce
Mrs. Peggy R. Shubert, age 67 of Commerce died Friday, April 3, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Shubert was born in Commerce to the late, Otha and Winnie Carlyle ...

Other

Hubert Lee "Nick" McElreath, Jr., age 29, of Danielsville passed away Friday, April 3, 2015.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, ...

Stephens

Mr. Leslie “Les” Harold Menzel, age 79 of 177 Memory Lane, Martin, Georgia passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015 at his residence.    A son of the late El ...
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.