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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jun 25th, 2015

Dawson

Roy J. Foster, 74, Dawsonville
Roy J. Foster, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday June 25, 2015 at Emory University Hospital Midtown following a brief illness. Mr. Foster was born January 25, 1941 to the ...

Habersham

Myrtle Massey Crenshaw, 93, Cornelia
Myrtle Massey Crenshaw, age 93, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Mrs. Crenshaw was born on July 1, 1921 in Banks County, Georgia to the late Geor ...
Barry “Buffalo” Whitfield, age 50, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Mr. Whitfield was born on February 18, 1965 in Hall County, Georgia to B ...

Hall

Sam Buffington, 68, Gainesville
Sam Buffington, 68, of Gainesville, GA, went to take his rest on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Sam was born January 14, 1947. He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife, Martha B ...
Emma Lula Peck Morgan, 77, Gainesville
  Emma Lula Peck Morgan died on June 25, 2015 after a twenty-year struggle with cancer. The daughter of the late Rosa Minor Peck and Claud Peck Jr., she was born on July 9, ...
Donald O. Nelson, 87, Gainesville
Donald O. Nelson, 87, of Gainesville passed away on June 25, 2015.   Little & Davenport Funeral Home and Crematory 355 Dawsonville Hwy., Gainesville, GA
Tommy Nicholson, 89, Oakwood
Tommy Nicholson, 89, of Gainesville passed away peacefully at his home on June 25, 2015. Born in Alto, GA. on May 28, 1926, he was the son of the late Miles W. and Emma Wood Ni ...
Mattie Lou Pressley, 87, Gainesville
Mattie Lou Pressley, 87, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015.   Arrangements are incomplete at this time.   Little& Davenport Funeral Ho ...
Mattie Lou Hix Pressley, 87, Gainesville
Mattie Lou Hix Pressley passed away on June 25, 2015 following a sudden illness. Mattie was born on March 30, 1928 in Cherokee County GA. She lived most of her life in Hall Cou ...
Frank Satterfield, 63, Gainesville
Frank Satterfield, age 63, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Mr. Satterfield was born on September 7, 1951 in Gainesville, Georgia. He was a self- ...

Jackson

Charlie Allen Pressley, 64, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Charlie Allen Pressley, age 64, of Commerce who passed away on Thursday June 25th, 2015. He was the son of the late Charlie Roy ...

Lumpkin

Thomas Michael Smeed, 69, Dahlonega
Thomas Michael Smeed age 69 of Dahlonega passed away on Thursday June 25, 2015.  Thomas was born and raised in Florida where he spent his life raising his 4 children.  He ...

Other

Belinda Ophelia Brown Barksdale was born on June 1,1950 in Detroit, Michigan.  She later moved to Decatur, GA where she lived until her passing on June 25, 2015.  She is ...
God chose to bring Dorothy Ferris Ratchford Smith, age 91, of Jonesboro, home to Himself on Thursday, June 25, 2015.   Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Jun ...

White

Swayne Crawford Martin, 72, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Swayne Crawford Martin, age 72, passed away on Thursday, June 25, at his home in Cleveland. He was born in Banks C ...
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.