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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Sep 23rd, 2015

Forsyth

Mrs. Sarah Fulbright Bradley, age 87 of 139 Letourneau Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A daughter of ...

Habersham

Buford L. Thompson, 86, Cornelia
Buford L. Thompson, age 86, Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Mr. Thompson was born on October 13, 1928 in White County, Georgia to the late Claud ...

Hall

Imogene Williamson, 77, Gainesville
Imogene Williamson, 77, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2015.   A lifetime resident of Hall County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and P ...
William Lester Duncan, 90, Gainesville
William Lester Duncan, 90, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.     &nbs ...
Horace Tyrone “Ty” Moye, age 72 of Buford, died Wednesday, September 23, 2015 after an extended illness.  Memorial Service will be held Sunday, September 27, 2015 ...

Jackson

Martha Ruth Burton McMeans, 92, Danielsville
Martha Ruth Burton McMeans age 92 of Danielsville passed away Sept. 23, 2015 at the Hill Haven Nursing Center following an extended illness. Mrs. McMeans was born in Nashville, TN ...
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.