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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 1st, 2015

Forsyth

Eugene Arthur Schmidt, 80, Cumming
Eugene Arthur Schmidt, age 80, U. S. Army Veteran, beloved husband of Karin, loving father to his nine children, Jeanie Gifford, Traverse City, MI, Jerri Gavord ( Gary), Bay City, ...
Peter Martin Vis, 54, Cumming
Peter Martin Vis, 54, of Cumming passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. He proudly served his nation in the United States Navy, was a Master Gardener and Boy Scout Volunteer. He w ...

Gwinnett

Joel Alexander Kirby, 25, Suwanee
Joel Alexander Kirby, 25, of Suwanee, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. He attended Clemson University, Georgia Tech, and Kansas State University. Joel was a graduate of Sout ...

Habersham

Doris Baird Clark, 84, Cornelia
Doris Baird Clark, age 84 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, July 01, 2015 at her residence following a brief illness. Born in Stephens County, Georgia on November 1 ...

Hall

Vicki Joyce Anderson, 63, Gainesville
Vicki Joyce Anderson, age 63, of Gainesville, passed away on July 1, 2015.  She was a lifelong resident of Forsyth Co, GA and a faithful  member of Salem Baptist Church. ...
Wayne King, 77, Flowery Branch
Mr. Wayne King, age 77, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015, surrounded by family. Funeral Services will be 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Hopewell Baptist ...
Beverly June Youngberg, 83, Oakwood
  Beverly June Youngberg, 83, of Oakwood, Georgia passed away suddenly Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in her home. She was the widow of Everett Youngberg whom she married July ...

Stephens

  LOUDERMILK, Doris Crump- died July 1, 2015 in Lavonia, Georgia from a battle with cancer.  Born November 10. 1933 in Franklin County, Georgia, she lived her lif ...
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.