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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. May 26th, 2017

Barrow

Burl Alfred Graham, Jr., age 85, of Winder passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 peacefully after a brave battle with prostate cancer in the presence of his loving companion Sheila Drak ...

Forsyth

Shirley Foster, 82, Cumming
Shirley Foster of Cumming, Ga passed away peacefully on May 26th, 2017.She was born in Lenoir, NC on February 26th 1935, and was the daughter of Edgar and Blanche Davis. Shirley ...
Justin Daniel Hamilton, 31, Cumming
It is with deep, and heavy sadness that we announce the death of Justin Daniel Hamilton, 31, of Cumming, Georgia who went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Justin ...
Edward James Barnett, Jr., passed away peacefully under hospice care near his home in Cumming, Georgia on May 26th, after surviving his wife Ginny by one and a half years that he l ...
Ferrell Louise Hines, 87, Alpharetta
Ferrell Louise Hines, 87, of Alpharetta passed away Friday, May 26, 2017.  Mrs. Hines was born September 4, 1929, grew up in Forsyth and Fulton Counties and graduated from Mil ...
Mr. Lenon Gershon (LG) Mathis, 92, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017, at his daughter's home in Carrolton, Georgia.  A Celebration of Life service will ...
Valentina N. Trotsiouk, 58, Cumming
Valentina N. Trotsiouk, age 58, of Cumming, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 3rd at 1:00 pm at Ingram Funeral Home Chapel. Intermen ...

Gwinnett

Alice Emmajean Clark, 87, Buford
Alice Emmajean Clark, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Alice Clark beloved daughter of God now rests in the arms of Christ our Savior was born in Dahloneg ...

Hall

Thomas Wayne "Tommy" Chapman, 36, Gainesville
Hillside Chapel Funeral Home & Cremation Services announces the death of Thomas Wayne "Tommy" Chapman, age 36, of Gainesville, GA. A Celebration of Life Service is ...
Ralph Graham, Gainesville
Ralph Graham died Friday May 26, 2017 at the N.E. Ga. Medical Center. Little & Davenport Funeral & Crematory 355 Dawsonville Hwy. Gainesville, Ga. 30501
Leroy Oliver, 66, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday May 31, 2017 at Trinity United Methodist Church for Leroy Oliver, age 66 of Gainesville. The Rev. Brian Funderburk will offic ...
Cassandra Rivera-Elizarrarez, 20, Gainesville
Mrs. Cassandra Rivera-Elizarraraz, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.           Funeral services will ...
Pablo Tamayo, 68, Gainesville
Mr. Pablo Tamayo, 68, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at his residence.           Mr. Tamayo was born on December 19. 1948 in Durango, ...
Marion "Blane" Vaughn, 48, Gainesville
Mr. Marion “Blane” Vaughan, age 48, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, May 26, 2017.   A Memorial service will be scheduled for a later date with inurnment to ...

Jackson

Tara Chastidy Cepican, 44, Hoschton
Mrs. Tara Chastidy Cepican, 44, of Hoschton, GA passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at Emory University Hospital. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, ...

Lumpkin

Tommy F. Sizemore, 81, Dahlonega
Tommy F. Sizemore, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Friendship Nursing Home. He was a loving father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by ...

Other

Robbie Allen Lindsey, 80, Riddleville
Mr. Robbie Allen Lindsey, age 80, of Riddleville, died on Friday, May 26, 2017, in an Augusta hospital following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Mon ...

Stephens

Betty Ruth Faison Spencer, 78, Eastanollee
Mrs. Betty Ruth Faison Spencer, age 78 of Kay Road in Eastanollee, Georgia passed away Friday, May 26, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.   A daugh ...
Mrs. Barbara Lathan Green Ward, age 82, of Laura Drive in Martin, Georgia passed away Friday, June 2, 2017 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center; Gainesville, Ga. A daughter of t ...

White

Mary Alice Brock, 68, Cleveland
Mary Alice Brock age 68, of Cleveland passed away Friday May 26, 2017.  Mrs. Brock was born in White County the daughter of the late Julian and Louise Pardue Powell.   ...
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.