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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 30th, 2015

Forsyth

William Henry (Bill) Johnston, III, of Cumming, passed away on August 30, 2015. He was a charter member of North Point Community Church, and was currently attending First Redeemer ...

Habersham

J. B. Brewer, Jr., 83, Cornelia
J. B. Brewer, Jr., age 83, of Cornelia, GA, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015.   Mr. Brewer was born in Hall County, Georgia, on March 29, 1932 to the late James Be ...
Ramona Lewallen Hill, 80, Baldwin
Ramona Lewallen Hill, age 80 of Baldwin, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015, at her residence. Born in Banks County on August 30, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Felton Le ...

Hall

John Donald Millar, MD, 81, Murrayville
John Donald Millar, MD, RADM (Upper), US PHS, Ret., of Murrayville, GA, passed away at his residence Sunday, August 30, 2015 following a brief illness. He was 81 years of age. R ...
Minnie Butler Moore, 100, Flowery Branch
  Mrs. Minnie Butler Moore, age 100 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at her residence following a sudden illness.      &nb ...
Pheobe Lois Day Peck, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Pheobe Lois Day Peck died at home in Flowery Branch on August 30, following an extended illness.  She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. C. and Esther Day. M ...
Donna Jean Ray,, 73, Gainesville
Donna Jean Ray, age 73, passed from this life and went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Sunday, August 30, 2015 after a courageous fifteen year battle with cancer. ...
Cheri Maria Tricocci, 64, Gainesville
Cheri Maria Tricocci, 64, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2015.   Little& Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville, GA 30501 is in charge of arrang ...

Lumpkin

Joyce Bunker, 61, Dahlonega
Joyce Bunker, age 61, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015 at her residence with her loving family at her bedside.   Joyce was a native and lifelong res ...
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.