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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. May 7th, 2015

Forsyth

Mitchell Lee Easter of Cumming, GA, passed into his next adventure on May 7, 2015. Mitchell was born and reared on a dairy farm in Amelia County, Virginia, son of Howard & F ...
Arthur Max Singleton of Cumming, GA beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother, completed his earthly journey on May 7, 2015.  He is preceded in deat ...

Habersham

  Celebration of Life services for Dorothy “Dottie” Willis Simmons; age 78, of Cornelia, will be held Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 11:00 AM, from the Cornelia Uni ...

Hall

Gail Moseley Upchurch, Gainesville
Gail Moseley Upchurch of Gainesville, GA and Sebring, FL passed away on May 7th in Gainesville. The daughter of the late W. H. Moseley and Irene Chafin Moseley of Henry County, she ...
Doris Ann Moore Anderson, 84, Gainesville
Doris Ann Moore Anderson, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at New Horizons Limestone Nursing Home following a brief illness.  Memorial services ...
James Wesley Bruce, 50, Gainesville
                James Wesley Bruce, 50, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at his res ...
Robert Eugene Harris, 77, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Tuesday May 12, 2015 at Poplar Springs Baptist Church for Robert E. Harris, 77, of Gainesville. The Rev. Darryl Womack, Rev. David M ...
Pauline Garrett O’Kelley Williams, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.   &n ...

Jackson

Gregory L. Brown, 53, Jefferson
Gregory L. Brown, age 53 of Jefferson, GA died Thursday, May 7, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Monday, May 11, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memori ...

Lumpkin

Mr. Newton Charles “Butch” Oki, age 70, of Dahlonega passed away peacefully at his residence on Thursday, May 07, 2015, following an extended illness. A native of&nb ...

Other

Lewis Chester Tench, 76, Athens
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Lewis Chester Tench, age 76, of Athens who passed away on Thursday May 7th, 2015. He is survived by his daughters, Tonya (Stacey ...

Stephens

Mrs. Ida Gertrude Moore Rumsey, age 104 of 45 Rumsey Row, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Pruitt Health Toccoa.   A daughter of the late Alonzo Lee ...
Robert Lee Terrell, 91, Toccoa
Mr. Robert Lee. Terrell, age 91 of Toccoa passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Clary Center. A son of the late Henry F. and Lillie Howard Terrell, he was born February 26, 1 ...

White

Elva Sims Jackson, 95, Cleveland
Elva Sims Jackson, age 95 of Cleveland, passed  peacefully into the Lord’s hands Thursday, May 7, 2015 at her daughter’s residence. Mrs. Jackson was born May 1, ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.