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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Aug 25th, 2016

Forsyth

Dina Sarandis, 90, Cumming
Dina Sarandis, age 90, of Cumming, GA, passed away on August 25, 2016.  Dina was born in Springfield, MA, in 1925, to the late Nicholas and Athamandia Makrianis. While living ...
Michael White, Cumming
Michael White, “Mike” passed away on August 25, 2016.  A native Atlantan, he grew up in the West End area of Atlanta and attended West Fulton High School.  Mi ...

Gwinnett

Cory William Taylor, 25, Norcross
Cory William Taylor, 25 of Norcross, GA passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016.  A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Northpoint Comm ...

Habersham

Phillip Allen, 70, Demorest
Phillip Allen, age 70, of Demorest, Georgia, went to his Heavenly Home on Thursday, August 25, 2016. Mr. Allen was born on August 14, 1946, to the late Frank Allen and Martha Sa ...

Hall

Ms. Martha Sue Sloan Mollohan went to be with her Lord on August 25, 2016. She was 76 years old. She was preceded in death by her parents, son, and husband. She left behind her ...
Jordan Christopher Walling, 23, Gainesville
Mr. Jordan Christopher Walling age 23 of Gainesville passed away on Thursday August 25, 2016 following a sudden illness. Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. ...

Lumpkin

Thomas Jerry Abee, 73, Dahlonega
Thomas Jerry Abee, age 73, of Dahlonega GA passed away on August 25, 2016. Jerry was born in Atlanta, GA on October 9, 1942 to the late Roy Howard and Mae Stargel Abee. Jerry ...

Other

James Ira Payne,II, 76, Acworth
Memorial services for James Ira Payne, II, age 75 of Acworth, will be held on Monday, August 29, 2016, at 1:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel.  Rev. Paul Garner will off ...

Stephens

Pamela Morgan Pyeatt, 61, Toccoa
Mrs. Pamela Morgan Pyeatt age 61 of 48 Valley Circle, Toccoa passed away Thursday August 25, 2016 at Stephens County Hospital. A daughter of the late Don and Juanita Evanson Mo ...
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.