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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 17th, 2015

Banks

Allen Sears, 48, Maysville
Allen Sears, age 48, of Maysville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015.   Mr. Sears was born on August 19, 1966 in Commerce, Georgia to Doris Bennett Sears, of ...
Dave William Sears, 67, Baldwin
Dave William Sears, age 67, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Mr. Sears was born July 31, 1947 in Commerce, Georgia to Doris Faye Bennett Sears, of Baldw ...

Barrow

James T. Murphy, 86, Winder
Mr. James T. Murphy, age 86, of Winder, Georgia passed away May 17, 2015.  Mr. Murphy was born in Gwinnett County to the late William and Lizzie Rockmore Murphy and was preced ...

Forsyth

Larry James Parker, 76, Cumming
Larry James Parker, 76, of 4147 Ivey Summit Court, Cumming, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015.   Born on March 25, 1939, in Atlanta, GA, he is preceded in death by ...
Lendon (Duffy) Ivey, 86, Cumming
Lendon (Duffy) Ivey, age 86 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015. He was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Ivey retired from USI after m ...

Habersham

Sandra Nation Owen, 74, Mt. Airy
Sandra Nation Owen, age 74, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Owen was born on December 24, 1940 in Cleveland, ...
  Mr. Folma Edwin “Buddy” Peace, age 83, of Demorest passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.   Born in Fairfax ...

Hall

Danny Reid McWilliams, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Danny Reid McWilliams, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at his residence following an extended illness.       A priva ...
Sergio Herberto Munoz-Soto, 54, Gainesville
  Sergio Herberto Munoz-Soto, age 54, died Sunday, May 17, 2015. He was born in Tampico, Mexico and worked as an electrical technician for a boat and marine company in F ...
Andrew Wilmot Shealy III, 70, Gainesville
Andrew Wilmot Shealy, III, age 70 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 in the comfort of his home.            ...
Kevin Lamar Woodring, 42, Gainesville
  Kevin Lamar Woodring, age 42, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015.  He is survived by his wife, Stacey Barton Woodring, Cleveland, GA; children, W ...
Joyce Jeanene Young, 81, Gainesville
Mrs. Joyce Jeanene Young, 81 of Gainesville died Sunday May 17, 2015 at her residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Young was the daughter of the late Marvin "P ...

Lumpkin

Brenda Sue Smith, 65, Dahlonega
Brenda Sue Smith, 65, Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015. She is preceded in death by her father, Calvin E. Rogers, husband, Ronald Oliver Smith, brother, Ricky Eug ...

Stephens

Travis Hal Dalrymple, 80, Augusta formerly of Toccoa
Mr. Travis Hal Dalrymple, age 80 of Augusta, Georgia and formerly of Toccoa passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the Clary Care Center in Toccoa. A son of the late Jewell and Jim ...
Mrs. Anita Clarice Loveman Reynolds, age 88, of 902 Ward Circle, Toccoa, GA, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Pruitt Health of Toccoa.   A daughter of the late Georg ...
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.