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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 25th, 2018

Dawson

James Roger Mills, 66, Dawsonville
James Roger Mills, age 66, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2018. Mr. Mills was born in Hall County on December 21, 1952 to the late Jewell Jake and Lorene Marti ...

Forsyth

Mark Anthony Miralles, 61, Cumming
Mr. Mark Anthony Miralles 61, of Cumming, Ga passed away on December 25, 2018. Mr. Miralles is survived by his wife Julie. He also leaves behind 1 daughter and numerous other ...

Habersham

Carolyn Bowen Bellamy, 76, Mt. Airy
Carolyn Bowen Bellamy, age 76 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2018. Born on August 2, 1942 to the late William H. “Bill” and Alma Stewart Bowen. Sh ...
Elois Florence Franklin Tench, age 93 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2018. Born in Decatur, Georgia on March 8, 1925 to the late Elmer and Florence Benfield F ...

Hall

Delores 'Dodie' Bowen, 74, Gainesville
Delores “Dodie” Bowen, 74, of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral servi ...
James Edward Ferguson, Jr., 70, Gainesville
James Edward “Ed” Ferguson, Jr., age 70 of Gainesville, passed away on December 25, 2018. A memorial reception will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2018 from 4:00-6: ...
G. A. 'Jerry' Kitterman, 74, Flowery Branch
G. A. (Jerry) Kitterman, 74 of Flowery Branch, GA, will be spending Christmas with Jesus this year.  He leaves behind a devastated family but not a family without Hope. We are ...

Stephens

Mr. William Cleveland Brown, age 69 of Hickory Hill Lane, Martin passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at the Stephens County Hospital. A son of the late Hiram H. and Mary Samp ...
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.