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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jul 6th, 2015

Gwinnett

Doris Bell Anderson Heath, beloved wife, mother & grandmother passed July 6th, 2015 peacefully at home surrounded by family.  Doris was born Sept 11, 1928 in White Plai ...
Joe William Pruett, 71, Braselton
Joe William Pruett, age 71 of Braselton, GA died, Monday, July 06, 2015, after a long extended illness of MDS and Leukemia. Joe was born in Albertville, AL on March 5, 1944 to the ...

Habersham

Dorene Barrett, 79, Cornelia
Dorene Barrett, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Monday, July 6, 2015, following a sudden illness.  Mrs. Barrett was born on February 17, 1936 in Denver, Colora ...
Ira Clair Williams Crouch, 83, Turnerville
Ira Clair Williams Crouch, age 83, of Turnerville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 6, 2015. Mrs. Crouch was born November 22, 1931 in Americus, Georgia to the ...

Hall

William (Kenneth) Beasley, 85, Gainesville
           William (Kenneth) Beasley, age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at his residence.   ...
James Hoyt Smith, 80, Murrayville
Funeral services are scheduled  for 2:00 pm Friday July, 10, 2015 for, James Hoyt Smith age 80 of Murrayville, Ga. Services will be in Wahoo Baptist Church and interment will ...
J. C. Turk, 92, Flowery Branch
Mr. J.C. Turk of Flowery Branch passed away on the afternoon of July 6, 2015 resulting from an extended illness.  J.C. was being comforted by his family at the time of his pas ...

Jackson

Jerry Thomas Archer, 68, Commerce
              Mr. Jerry Thomas Archer, age 68, of Commerce, GA died July 6, 2015 at Northridge Medical Center.&nbs ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Geraldine Esther Bruce Adams, age 84 of Dahlonega, passed away on July 6, 2015 following an extended illness.  Mrs. Adams was a former Valedictorian of Dawson County High ...

Other

Janet Elaine Whittington Johnson, 53, of Colbert, GA passed away July 06, 2015   A native of Wilkes Co., Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of Calvin and Betty Taylor Whittin ...

Stephens

Victorene Rider Long, 89, Toccoa
Mrs. Victorene Rider Long, age 89 of 521 Long Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A daughter of the late Clarence O ...

White

Andrew Chembars, 73, Cleveland
Andrew Chembars, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Home, Cleve ...
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.