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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Sep 10th, 2015

Habersham

Darius Dontavius Nicely, Sr. age 22 of Cornelia, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2015.   Born in Demorest, on May 29, 1993, he was a son of Prince Edward Nicely, ...

Hall

Willie James Burris, 76, Gaine
Mr. Willie James Burris age 76 of Gainesville, GA passed away on September 4, 2015.  Survived by two daughters:  Deanna (Walter) Rucker and Misty D. Burris, two sons: & ...
Gwendolyn Maxine Chambers, 49, Chestnut Mountain
            Ms. Gwendolyn Maxine Chambers, age 49 of Chestnut Mountain, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Northe ...
Johnathan Daniel Grizzle, 29, Murrayville
Funeral services for Johnathan Daniel Grizzle, age 29 of Murrayville, Ga., will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, September 15,2015 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation ...
        Ms. Jessica “Jessie Fay” Smallwood age 94 of Gillsville passed away on Thursday September 10, 2015 at her residence following ...
Warren Lewis Stewart, 85, Gainesville
Warren Lewis Stewart, 85, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2015 following a brief illness.             ...

Jackson

Mildred Doss Jordan, 91, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mildred Doss Jordan, age 91 of Maysville, Georgia who passed away Thursday, September 10, 2015.  Mrs. Jordan was the daughter of ...

Other

Jack Douglas Curlee, 93, of Atlanta, GA, died peacefully on September 10, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Jack was born to George Douglas Curlee and Lottie Isabel Robinson C ...

White

Willene Hayes Wallace, 96, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Willene Hayes Wallace of Cleveland, formerly of Clermont. Mrs. Wallace passed away Thursday, September 10, 2015. ...
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.