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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 16th, 2010

Forsyth

Edward Vernon Taylor, Jr., 61, of Cumming, GA died on December 14, 2010. Born in Cumming, he was the son of the late Edward V. Taylor, Sr. and Dorothy "Dot" Taylor of Cu ...

Habersham

James Marvin Williams, 89, Milledgeville
James Marvin Williams, age 89, of Milledgeville, Georgia, formerly of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. Mr. Williams was born on December 19, 1920, in ...

Hall

Frances Drake Cooper, 92, Gainesville
Frances Drake Cooper age 92 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, D ...
Rickey Abercrombie, 45, Dawsonville
Rickey Abercrombie, 45, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday December 15, 2010 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a sudden illness.Mr. Abercrombie was born September 27, 1965 ...
Robert Milton "Milt" Walton, 82, of Hoschton, GA, died Thursday, December 16, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville, GA.Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Shawn Corey Bishop, 3 w, Gainesville
Shawn Corey Bishop, age 3 weeks, passed away Thursday, December 16, 2010 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, Decembe ...

Jackson

Captain Robert Reaghard, 67, Commerce
Captain Robert Reaghard, age 67, of Commerce, Georgia passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2010, at a private care facility following an extended illness. Captain Reaghard was bor ...
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.