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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Sep 7th, 2015

Banks

Bobbie Caudell Taylor, 85, Baldwin
Bobbie Caudell Taylor, age 85, of Baldwin, passed away Monday, September 7, 2015. Born on July 25, 1930, in Homer, she was a daughter of the late Powell and Gladys Bell Caudell. ...

Barrow

Melissa L. Hawks, 65, Bethlehem
Ms. Melissa L. Hawks, age 65, of Bethlehem, Georgia passed away September 7, 2015 at her residence.  She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to the late Ernie and Melva Williams Hawk ...

Forsyth

Virginia Barron, 92, Cumming
Virginia Barron, age 92 of Cumming, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2015.  Born Easter Sunday, March 31, 1923, in Norcross, GA. Daughter of the late Samuel Milton and Alli ...

Hall

Charles Cleveland Cates Jr, 60, Gainesville
                 Charles Cleveland Cates Jr., 60, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, September 7, 2 ...
Margie Nell Colbert, 97, Gainesville
On Labor Day (September 7), as the sun set. Margie Nell Colbert age 97 of Gainesville departed this earthly home to her heavenly reward. She was surrounded by her 4 children, grand ...
Joseph "Joe" Arnold Mustin Jr., 72, of Gainesville, died at his home on Monday, Sept. 7, after a long illness.  Joe was born April 6, 1943, in Columbus, Ga., to t ...
Alice Y.C. Williams, 95, Gainesville
Alice Y.C. Williams, 95, of Gainesville, died Monday September 7, 2015. Little & Davenport Funeral Home & Crematory, Gainesville, is in charge of arrangements.

Jackson

Mrs. Janie Louise Hollis Walker, age 64, of Commerce, GA died Monday, September 7, 2015 at Athens Regional Medical Center.  Mrs. Walker was born in Commerce to the late J.C. a ...

Other

James Robert Davis, 77, Alpharetta
Mr. James Robert Davis, 77, of Alpharetta, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2015. He was a member of Shilo Baptist Church. James is preceded in death by his daughter, Zettie And ...

Stephens

Mrs. Pearle Smith Carter Collins, age 82, departed this life on September 7, 2015 at her residence   A daughter of the late Judge Jay and Ella Howell Smith, she was born ...

White

Donald Wayne Ewing, 69, Cleveland
Donald Wayne Ewing, age 69 of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2015. Mr. Ewing was born on July 22, 1946, in Gwinnett County, to the late Harvie Ewing and ...
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.