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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jun 26th, 2016

Banks

James Maurice Meeks, 86, Maysville
Mr. James Maurice Meeks, age 86, of Maysville, GA died Sunday, June 26, 2016 at his residence.  Mr. Meeks was born in Vale, NC to the late W.E. and Ola Craven Meeks.  He ...

Gwinnett

Janet Renee O’Meara, 54, Dacula
Janet Renee O’Meara, age 54 of Dacula, GA died suddenly on Sunday June 26, 2016. The family will receive friends Thursday June 30, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral ...

Habersham

  Jean Martha Pickens Swain, 95, of Baldwin, GA, beloved mother, wife, and grandmother, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 26, 2016. Mrs. Swain was born June 30, 1920 ...

Hall

Jose Manuel Argueta, 43, Gainesville
Jose Manuel Argueta, age 43, passed away on Sunday June 26, 2016 after a brief illness. Visitation will be on Wednesday June 29, 2016 from 5:00pm - 8:00 pm at M ...
Richard Michael Fiorillo, 80, Gainesville
Richard Michael Fiorillo died peacefully on Sunday, June 26, from complications of pulmonary hypertension. Born October 23, 1935, in Boston, MA, “Dick" had a l ...
Jean Rowlandson Gaddy, 90, Gainesville
     Mrs. Jean Rowlandson Gaddy, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral servi ...
David Kimberly King, 55, Gainesville
David Kimberly King, age 55 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016.  Mr. King was born June 19, 1961 in Buford to the late Glen and Jaynell Wills King. David lov ...
Kathy Croy Tench, 88, Gainesville
            Mrs. Kathy Croy Tench age 88 of Gainesville passed away on Sunday June 26, 2016 at New Horizon Lanier Park fol ...

Lumpkin

Edith Mae Tate Higgins, 90, Dahlonega
Edith Mae Tate Higgins, 90, of Dahlonega, GA. passed away on June 26th, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred R. Higgins, in 2002.  She is survived by her ...

Other

Tammy Linkous Henson, 58, Roswell
Tammy Linkous Henson, 58, of Roswell, GA passed peacefully on June 26, 2016.  Born in Bluefield, WVA on May 27, 1958, she was the daughter of Malcolm and Peggy Linkous and mov ...
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.