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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. May 5th, 2015

Forsyth

Roy Dwayne Gravitt, 51, Cumming
Roy Dwayne Gravitt age 51, of Cumming, GA passed away on May 4, 2015. He is survived by his brothers and sister, Dennis (Marsha) Gravitt, Daylon (Patti) Gravitt, and Denna (David) ...

Habersham

Deborah Ann Smith, 55, Demorest
Deborah Ann Smith, age 55 of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born on October 19, 1959 in Broward County, Florida, she was a daug ...

Hall

Brian Keith Page, 44, Clermont
Brian Keith Page, 44, of Clermont passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015. A native of Hall County, he was the son of the late Bobby and Martha Smallwood Page. He was a member of Mt. V ...
Johnnie G. Barnes, 79, Gainesville
Mrs. Johnnie G. Barnes, 79, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015.   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015 at Lakewood Baptist Chur ...
Clyde Alvin Burnett, 63, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Clyde Alvin Burnett, age 63, of Gainesville, Georgia, who passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Mr. Burnett was a son of the late Floyd an ...
Darren C. Faulk, 46, Flowery Branch
Darren C. Faulk, age 46, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was preceded in death by his mother, JoAnn Wood Lynn. He is survived by his father and mothe ...
Bobby (Bob) Clyde Phillips, 80, Flowery Branch
Bobby “Bob” Clyde Phillips, 80, of Flowery Branch passed away on Monday, May 5, 2015 at Gwinnett County Medical Center following a sudden illness.     ...
Dorotha Jeane Whelchel Roper, 84, Gainesville
Dorotha Jeane Whelchel Roper went on to be with our Lord on Monday, May 4th after an extended illness. She was 84 years old. Born on June 22, 1930, Mrs. Roper was a lifeti ...

Jackson

Millie Sue Brock, 62, Jefferson
  Millie Sue Brock, age 62, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.laws ...
Keith Brandon Kellum, 41, Jefferson
  Mr. Keith Brandon Kellum, age 41, of Jefferson, GA died Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center.  Mr. Kellum was born in Sylacauga, AL to Ralph Kellum (Bet ...

Lumpkin

Ray Gene Anderson, 84, Dahlonega
Ray Gene Anderson, age 84, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015.   Ray Gene was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.  He worked for the Lu ...
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.