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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Aug 28th, 2015

Barrow

Becky Austin DeLay, 78, Winder
Mrs. Becky Austin DeLay, age 78 went to be with the Lord August 28, 2015.  The daughter of the late John Rich and Lillie Helton Austin, Mrs. DeLay had resided in Barrow County ...

Gwinnett

Annie Laura Hart, 81, Loganville
Annie Laura Hart, 81, of Loganville, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at ...

Habersham

Mitch (Big Daddy) Lewallen, age 65 of Cornelia, GA passed away Friday, August 28, 2015. Mitch (Big Daddy) was born October 4, 1949 in Clarkesville, GA to the late Waymon Le ...
Opal Frances Weaver, age 85, of Alto, and formerly of Somerset, Kentucky, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at her residence.   Born on March 9, 1930, in Wilder Tennes ...
Opal Frances Weaver, age 85, of Alto, and formerly of Somerset, Kentucky, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at her residence. Born on March 9, 1930, in Wilder Tennessee, she w ...

Hall

Winnell Jordan, 82, Gainesville
Winnell Jordan, 82, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at her residence. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel o ...
Frances Garrard Keim, 77, Gainesville
Frances Garrard Keim, age 77, passed on August 28, 2015.  She was loved by her husband of 52 years, John Adam Keim, Jr.  She will be missed by her son Adam Keim, daughter ...
Doyle Edwin "Papa" McQueen, 70, Murrayville
Doyle Edwin “Papa” McQueen, 70, of Murrayville passed away on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.    ...
Milton Brannon Smith, 38, Gainesville
  Mr. Milton Brannon Smith, age 38, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.       & ...
Thomas (Tom) M. Young, 95, Gainesville
          Mr. Thomas (Tom) M. Young, age 95, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at this residence.  & ...

Stephens

Catherine Bentley Bowden,  age 76,  Toccoa, GA passed away Friday, August 28, 2015. Mrs. Bowden was born in Stephens County, GA on January 29, 1939 to the late Pope an ...
M.C. Stowe, 87, Eastanollee
  Mr. M.C. Stowe, age 87 of 345 Virginia Drive, Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Friday, August 28, 2015 at his residence.   A son of the late Cross M. and Texie ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.