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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 20th, 2015

Banks

Ronnie Simonds, 58, Commerce
Ronnie Simonds age 58 of Commerce passed away Sept. 20, 2015.  Mr. Simonds was born on January 27, 1957 in Buford to the late John Jackie Sr, and Bonnie Marie Rider Simonds ...

Dawson

Rachel Padgett, 86, Dawsonville
Rachel Padgett, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday September 20, 2015 at her residence following a period of declining health. Born January 25, 1929 to the late Ratcliff an ...

Forsyth

Walter Edward Cory, 80, Cumming
Walter Edward Cory (March 24, 1935 to September 20, 2015) died after a long illness. Born in Loranger, LA, Walt graduated from Amite High School and Southeastern Louisiana Universi ...

Habersham

Jon W. Hester, 75, Broward County, FL. and Habersham
Jon W. Hester, age 75, of Broward County, FL, and Habersham County, GA passed away on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Mr. Hester was born February 23, 1940 in Towns, GA to the late ...

Hall

Fred Kenneth Hemphill, 89, Gillsville
Mr. Fred Kenneth Hemphill, Sr. age 89, of Gillsville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015.   Celebration of Life Service to be held 1:30 pm Saturday, Septe ...
Edna Cornelia Burnett Nash, 83, of Lula passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.     &n ...

Jackson

Linda E. Brown Gordon, 69, Commerce
Linda E. Brown Gordon, age 69 of Commerce passed away Sunday Sept. 20, 2015. Mrs. Gordon was the daughter of the late Colton and Willie Sue Scoggins Brown and was a homemaker. ...
William Nalley, 48, Hoschton
William E. “Bill” Nalley, age 48 of Hoschton, GA died suddenly on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Funeral service will be held Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Ha ...

Lumpkin

Evelyn Imogene Anderson, 80, Dahlonega
Mrs. Evelyn Imogene Anderson, age 80, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Gainesville following a period of declining health. ...

White

Alvastine Moore, 83, Cleveland
Mrs. Alvastine Moore, age 83, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015.  Mrs. Moore was born in Consauga, Tennessee to the late Newt and Emma Wooten Jackson. Sh ...
Delbert Tony Oliver, 76, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Delbert Tony Oliver, age 76 of Cleveland. Delbert passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015. Funeral services are schedu ...
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.