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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Nov 2nd, 2010

Dawson

Rosemarie Garrison, 61, Dawsonville
Rosemarie Garrison, 61, of Dawsonville died November 2, 2010 at her residence.Born October 6, 1949 in Stuttgart, Germany to the late Leo and Maria Lang, she had lived in Dawson Cou ...

Forsyth

George Truman Benson, 88, Cumming
George Truman Benson, age 88, of Cumming, Ga., passed away Monday, November 1, 2010.He was a member of Cumming Baptist Church. George was in the Navy and served in the 112th Navy C ...

Habersham

Charles Augustus Wiechard, Jr., 81, Clarkesville
Charles Augustus Wiechard, Jr., age 81 of Clarkesville passed away November 2, 2010. Born November 3, 1928 in Audubon, New Jersey, Mr. Wiechard was the son of the late Charles and ...

Hall

Anita Jane Bidgood Mercer, 83, Gainesville
Anita Jane Bidgood Mercer, age 83, passed away peacefully at the residence she shared with her daughter in Gainesville, Ga., on the 2nd day of November, 2010, following a recurrenc ...
Charles "Bucky" Kress, 36, Gainesville
Charles "Bucky" Kress, age 36, passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at Grady Memorial Hospital.Graveside services are scheduled for Saturday November 6, 2010 at 10:00am ...
Horace Lanier Cantrell, 81, Gainesville
Horace Lanier Cantrell, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at his residence following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, Novemb ...

Lumpkin

Ezra T. Sims, 82, Dahlonega
Ezra T. Sims, of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for T ...

White

Mr. Jewell Edward "Jeb" Bramlette, age 74 passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Bramlette was born ...
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.