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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 15th, 2016

Forsyth

Doris Williams Graham Terry passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 15 with her daughters at her side.  Doris was born August 8, 1920 in the Flowery Branch community of Hall ...
Jerry Thomason, 74, Cumming
  Mr. Jerry Thomason 74 passed away at Vitas Hospice on March 15, 2016. He is survived by his wife Jay of Cumming, Ga. Visitation will be on March 19th from 2-4pm at the ...

Gwinnett

John O. Dunster, 86, Dacula
John O. Dunster, age 86 of Dacula, GA died suddenly on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM at Dacula United Methodist Church. ...
Donald Mitchell, 61, Buford
Donald Mitchell, age 61, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Ruth Mitchell; and sister, Deborah Mitchell Plott. ...
Steven Matthew Patterson, born July 19, 1980, passed peacefully on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 in Buford, Georgia.  He was 35 years old. Survivors include his father, Dr. Donal ...

Habersham

Ethel Skelton Kimbrell, 85, Cornelia
Ethel Skelton Kimbrell, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia, went to be with The Lord on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.   Mrs. Kimbrell was born on July, 30, 1930 in Habersham County ...
Edward Keith Minter, 57, Baldwin
Edward Keith Minter, age 57, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Mr. Minter was born on July 6, 1958 in West Virginia. He was of the Catholic Faith. Mr. ...
Winfred “Freddy” Franklin Stinespring, Sr., age 74, of Mt. Airy, GA, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA.   ...

Hall

Betty Jo Pierce Black, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Jo Pierce Black, better known as BC Day, age 80 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016.    Mrs. Black was born July 5th, 1935 to t ...
Lamar Cleveland, 74, Braselton
            Mr. Lamar Cleveland, age 74 of Braselton, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at his residence following an ex ...
Cecil E. "Cope" Copeland, 86, Flowery Branch
Cecil E. "Cope" Copeland, age 86, of Mount Dora, FL passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Cope lived in Brookhaven, Peachtree City and Flowery Branch before moving to Flor ...
Maureen Reagon D’Eloia, 68, Gainesville
          Mrs. Maureen Reagon D’Eloia, age 68 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medi ...
Dollie Mae Wilkerson Hoagland, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, March 14, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.        & ...

Jackson

Mervin Thomas Wilson, 81, Maysville
Mervin Thomas Wilson, age 81 of Maysville, GA passed away Tuesday March 15, 2016.   Mr. Wilson was the son of the late Joe and Zella Etheridge Wilson. He was a self-empl ...

Other

David Bahret, 68, Milton
David Bahret, 68, of Milton, GA passed away on March 15, 2016 after a courageous long fought battle with cancer.  Born and raised in Poughkeepsie, NY, David graduated from Fra ...

Rabun

Mary Lou Propes Parker, 82, Mountain City
Mary Lou Propes Parker, 82, of Mountain City passed away March 15, 2016 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mary was born in Anderson South Carolina in 1933 and was the daughter o ...
               Thomas Ronnie Strayhorn, age 63 of Clayton, formerly of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, March ...

White

Neal Wayne Sutton, 68, Cleveland
Neal Wayne Sutton, age 68, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday March 15, 2016. Mr. Sutton was born in White County the son of the late Loy Sutton and Virginia Gravitt.  He was ...
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.