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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 16th, 2015

Dawson

James Braxton Smith, III, 75, Dawsonville
James Braxton Smith, III, (Brock), 75, of Dawsonville, GA, was born on December 18, 1939 and passed away on June 16, 2015. Brock was born in Bradenton, FL and graduated from Manate ...

Forsyth

Randall Stewart “Randy” Filby died on June 16, 2015.  Born in Des Moines, IA he was the son of the late Chester and Vesta Filby. He is survived by his wife, Gin ...
Doris Watkins, 83, Cumming
Doris Watkins, age 83 of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015. She is survived by her daughter, Valarie Jones of Gainesville, GA; daughter, Alisa and Rick Green of Cummin ...

Gwinnett

Charles E. Welsh, 81, Buford
  Mr. Charles E. Welsh, age 81, of Buford passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by family.   Funeral Mass will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, Ju ...
Ryan Michael Richards, 33, Sugar Hill
Ryan Michael Richards, age 33, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.  He is survived by his parents, Stephen and Twila Fowler Richards, Sugar Hill, GA; sist ...

Habersham

Lonnie Mike Brown, 39, Clarkesville
Lonnie Mike Brown, age 39 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015.  Mr. Brown was born on September 18, 1975 in Cumming, GA to James “Red” Melvin Br ...
Carol Dempsey Kimbrel, 76, Cornelia
Carol Dempsey Kimbrel, age 76, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Mrs. Kimbrel was born on October 16, 1938 in Dallas, Texas to the late William Marvin ...
Denise Hicks Taylor, 52, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Denise Hicks Taylor, age 52, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Interment will fo ...

Hall

Rex Keel Grant, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Rex Keel Grant, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.      &n ...
Ronnie Gene Hudgins, 67, Gainesville
               Ronnie Gene Hudgins, 67, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Northeast G ...
Iris J. Goss Meeker, 73, Gainesville
Iris J. Goss Meeker, 73 of Gainesville, passed away on June 16, 2015.   She is survived by her sister Mary F. (Bill) Burnette of Cumming as well as nieces, nephews other ...

Jackson

John Edward Rich, 46, Hoschton
  Mr. John Edward Rich, age 46, of Hoschton passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Braselton.   A Private Mem ...
Blondine H. Boggs, 88, Braselton
Blondine H. Boggs, age 88, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015.  Ms. Boggs love to read.  She was survived by her son Charles Wheeler Boggs and wife Patty; 2 ...
Elizabeth Doris Britten, 88, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Doris Britten, age 88, of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Mrs. Britten was born in Jersey City, N ...

Other

Robert George Black, 77, Woodstock
                Robert George Black, 77, of Woodstock passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Embracing ...

Rabun

George Wendell Underwood, 79, Clayton, formerly Highlands, NC
George Wendell Underwood, 79, of Clayton, Georgia and Highlands, North Carolina died peacefully at his home on June 16, 2015.   Wendell was born in Atlanta, Georgia on J ...

Stephens

John Dan Black, 82, Toccoa
Mr. John Dan Black, age 82 of 79 Canebrake, Toccoa passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A son of the late Grady F. Black and Mary Louise K ...
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.