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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 9th, 2015

Dawson

Joel Wayne Tedder, 63, Dawsonville
Joel Wayne Tedder, 63, of Dawsonville passed away unexpectedly on Sunday August 9, 2015 while in California. Born April 10, 1952 in Levan, Utah to the late William Otis and Hele ...

Forsyth

Lorine A. Brown, 79, Cumming
  Lorine A. Brown, 79 of Cumming Georgia died August 9, 2015 at 8:45 am from Acute Myeloid Leukemia. She is survived by her husband Charles Brown, her daughters &nb ...

Gwinnett

William A. “Bill” Storbeck, Sr., age 76 of Buford, GA died Sunday, August 9, 2015 after an extended illness. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 15, 2015 a ...

Habersham

Betty Grindle Smith, 82, Clarkesville
Betty Grindle Smith, age 82, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2015. Mrs. Smith was born on September 12, 1932 in Gainesville, Georgia, to the late Math ...

Hall

Hazel Prosser, 96, Gainesville
Mrs. Hazel Prosser, age 96 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.          ...

Jackson

Elizabeth Carolyn Norelius, age 85, of Braselton passed away Friday, August 7, 2015.   She was preceded in death by her husband John Burton Norelius, Jr.  Mrs. Noreliu ...

Lumpkin

Sherri Arlene Kinsler, 55, Dahlonega
Sherri Arlene Kinsler, age 55, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015 at her home following a lengthy illness.   Sherri was born June 27, 1960 in Syracuse, ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
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.