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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jun 21st, 2015

Forsyth

  Patricia Ellen Huggins, of Cumming, Georgia went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, June 21, 2015. She was born in Morgantown, West Virginia to the late Odessa and Ji ...
Harry Ford Williams, 80, Cumming
Harry Ford Williams, age 80 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, June  21, 2015.  He served in the U. S. Navy and was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. He enjoyed p ...

Gwinnett

Edmond G. “Ed” Sahakian, 87, St. Simons Island formerly of Lawrenceville
Edmond G. “Ed” Sahakian, age 87 of St. Simons Island, GA and formerly of Lawrenceville, GA died Sunday, June 21, 2015 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be ...

Habersham

  Blondine Wheeler Whitmore Tomlin, age 86, of Demorest, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015. Born on October 18, 1928, in Clarkesville, Georgia, She was a daughter of the ...

Hall

Olivia A. Hendricks, 69, Gainesville
Olivia A. Hendricks, 69, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 4, 2015.  She and her beloved late husband, Dale A. Hendricks, spent their retirement years in Gaines ...
Daniel Lee Chitwood, 56, Flowery Branch
Mr. Daniel Lee Chitwood, age 56 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.      ...
Robert P. Duncan, 87, Gainesville
  Robert P. Duncan, 87, was born on July 5, 1927 in Miami, FL. Bob went to be with the Lord on Father’s Day, June 21, 2015. Bob left high school to serve in the ...
Gus Whalen, 70, Gainesville
Charles Edward "Gus" Whalen Jr., born April 9, 1945, in Chicago, Illinois, passed away on June 21, 2015, at the age of 70. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Janelle ...

Other

Matthew Steven Hodges, 30, Carnesville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Matthew Steven Hodges, age 30, of Carnesville, who passed away on June 21st, 2015. He was the son of Joseph Steven Hodges of Flo ...
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.