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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jul 17th, 2015

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Kenny Stephens, 57, Winder
Mr. Kenny Stephens, age 57, of Winder, Georgia passed away July 17, 2015 at his residence.  Born in Jacksonville, Florida, he was a former resident of Conyers, Georgia.  ...

Forsyth

Charles Auston Vandergrift, 82, of Cumming, GA, formerly of Remlap, AL, passed away peacefully at Embracing Hospice on July 16, 2015. Mr. Vandergrift retired from Southern Precisio ...

Gwinnett

Kristin Ann Morahan, 30, Buford
Miss Kristin Ann Morahan, age 30, of Buford passed away suddenly on Thursday, July 16, 2015.   Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Prince of Peac ...
Grace Burel Puckett, 88, Buford
Grace Burel Puckett, age 88, of the Duncan Creek Community in Buford, GA passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015. She was born February 5, 1927 to Calvin and Mary Jane Pruitt Burel. Sh ...

Habersham

John Lanier Darnell, 91, Clarkesville
John Lanier Darnell, age 91, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015 following an extended illness. Mr. Darnell was born on December 2, 1923, in Jas ...
Tony James Vandiver, 63, Clarkesville
Tony James Vandiver, age 63, of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015. Born on September 2, 1951, in Habersham County, he was the son of the late William Brofford Ar ...

Hall

Jeanette Millwood Dale, 74, Gillsville
Jeanette Millwood Dale, 74 of Gillsville, Ga. passed on to be with the Lord on July 17th, 2015.  After a short hard fought battle with cancer, Jeanette went peacefully.  ...
Sandra Henson Gaither, 73, Gainesville
Sandra Henson Gaither passed away on Thursday July 16, 2015 in Gainesville, Georgia.   She was born on November 20, 1941 to Ponce de Leon (P.D) and Fannie Arthur Henson. ...
Mary Elizabeth Pendley, 84, Gainesville
Mary Elizabeth Pendley, 84, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015.   She is survived by her daughter, Sheila and Norm Kerr; grandchildren, David Cotterm ...
Shirley Sniper, 79, Lousiville, formerly Gainesville
Taylor Funeral Home of Louisville announces the death and funeral services of Mrs. Shirley Snipes, age 79 of Louisville, formerly of Gainesville, who died Friday morning, July 17, ...
Crystal Mechelle Robertson Walker, age 30, of Lula, GA passed away Friday, July 17, 2015 at her residence after a brief illness from cancer. She was born April 25, 1985 to Chris ...

Jackson

Janet M. Standridge, 63, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Janet M. Standridge, age 63, of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Friday, July 17, 2015.  Mrs. Standridge was born in Com ...

Other

Laura Campbell Griswell, 91, Covington
Laura Campbell Griswell, age 91, of Covington, GA passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Griswell; and son, Randy Griswell. She ...

Rabun

John Robert Findley, 85, Tiger
John Robert Findley, 85, of Tiger, Georgia passed away July 17, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Findley graduated from Norcross High School in 1947, then attended Berry College and g ...

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Evelyn Reynolds Bassett, 96, Cleveland
Evelyn Reynolds Bassett, 96, of Cleveland passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She entered Heaven with an alert mind but a tired body.   ...
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.