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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jan 4th, 2016

Barrow

Charles Howard Heinbaugh, age 83, of Winder died Monday, January 4, 2016. Charles was employed for 35 years with Kennedy Space Center. Survivors include his daughters Kim Griffin a ...

Forsyth

Thomas Lee "Tommy" Castleberry, age 53, of Cumming passed away Sunday, January 3, 2016. Private family services will be held. Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, C ...
Elaine S. Dinsmore, 65, Cumming
Elaine S. Dinsmore, age 65, of Cumming passed away Monday, January 4, 2016. A blessing to all she met, she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and ...

Hall

Emory Gene Roberts, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Emory Gene Roberts age 62 of Gainesville passed away on Monday January 04, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.       ...

Jackson

Robert L. Bullock, 90, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Robert L. Bullock, age 90 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, January 4, 2016.  Mr. Bullock was born in Jefferson ...

Lumpkin

Jeffrey Andrew Fiala, 69, Dahlonega
Jeffrey Andrew Fiala, age 69 of Dahlonega, GA passed away on January 1, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.   Jeffrey was preceded in dea ...

Other

Lorene Nix Higgins, 87, Canton formerly of Dahlonega
Mrs. Lorene Nix Higgins, age 87, of Canton, formerly of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, January 4, 2016. She was born in White County on June 27, 1928 to parents Nelson Anderson and ...

Stephens

Harold Claudis Todd, 95, Toccoa
Mr. Harold Claudis Todd, age 95 of Hospital Drive, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Monday, January 4, 2016 at the Stephens County Hospital.   A son of the late Kendall C. an ...

White

Fannie Lou Lowery, 55, Cleveland
Fannie Lou Lowery age 55, of Cleveland passed away Monday January 4, 2016. Miss Lowery was born in White County the daughter of the late William and Dolly Trammell Lowery.   ...
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.