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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Feb 22nd, 2016

Forsyth

Dorothy (Dotty) Lee Varano 81, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully at home on Monday February 22nd, 2016 after a short illness. She leaves her daughters Catherine Conklin Gros ...

Gwinnett

Lorna Patricia Mattis Marsh, age 63 of Dacula, GA died Monday, February 15, 2016 after a sudden illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Chr ...

Habersham

Thomas Keith Morey, 66, Clarkesville
Thomas Keith Morey, age 66, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2016.   Tom was born in Lansing, MI, March 24, 1949. He had lived in Clarkesville since ...

Hall

Thomas Earl Aldridge, 75, Gainesville
? Thomas Earl Aldridge passed away Monday, February 22, 2016, in Gainesville, Georgia, at the age of 76.   Tom was born on September 27, 1939, in Charlotte, North Car ...
Haskell Lee Cantrell, 80, Gainesville
Haskell Lee Cantrell, 80, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2016.   A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Cantrell was born on October 10, 193 ...
Jimmy Cripps, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Jimmy Cripps, age 66, of Gainesville passed away Monday, February 22, 2016.   Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 1, 2016 in the Chapel of Memorial Pa ...
Martha Davis, 85, Gainesville
On Monday, February 22, 2016, Martha Davis went home to be with her Lord Jesus. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 11:00am in the Chapel of Memori ...
Joyce E. Dillon, 84, Gainesville
Mrs. Joyce E. Dillon, age 84, of Gainesville passed away Monday, February 22, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following a brief illness.   Funeral Mass will be ...
Kristen Marie Fox, Gainesville
Kristen Marie Fox died on February 22 at her home in Gainesville, Ga. She attended schools in Durham, New Hampshire, graduated from the University of Vermont school of Dental Hy ...
Lula Belle Morris, 84, Gainesville
  Ms. Lula Belle Morris, age 84, of Gainesville, GA died Monday, February 22, 2016 at Morningside Assisted Living.  Ms. Morris was born in Maysville to the late Willia ...
Melissa Byrnes Sosebee, 64, of Lula passed away Friday, February 2, 2016 at her residence.               &n ...
Edna Stella Parks Wehunt, 82, Gainesville
            Mrs. Edna Stella Parks Wehunt, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2016 at her residence f ...

Other

Robert “Bob” Allan Parker, 72, Murfreesboro
Robert “Bob” Allan Parker died unexpectedly on February 13, 2016, at Tri-Star Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee after a brief illness. He was 72. Bor ...

White

Flair Edward Lee, Sr., 46, Cleveland
Flair Edward Lee, Sr., age 46 of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Lee was born on September 26, 1969, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Tho ...
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.