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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 2nd, 2010

Habersham

H. Truitt Smith, Jr.,, 66, Cornelia
H. Truitt Smith, Jr., age 66, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2010. Mr. Smith was born in Newnan, Georgia on March 20, 1944, to the late Henry Truitt, Sr ...
Rennie M. Fry, 72, Mt. Airy
Rennie M. Fry, age 72 of Mt. Airy, passed away Thursday, December 02, 2010, at his residence following a brief illness. Born in Habersham County on January 27, 1938, he was the son ...

Hall

Bryson Ross Ivie, 22, Athens
Mr. Bryson Ross Ivie, age 22 of Athens, GA died December 2, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Ivie was born in Clarke County to Wesley Ferrell and Doris Kay Ross Ivie of Athens, GA. Mr. ...

Jackson

Sara Tolbert Gee, 79, Pendergrass
Mrs. Sara Tolbert Gee, age 79 of Pendergrass, Georgia passed away on Thursday, December 2, 2010 after a period of declining health. Mrs. Gee was born in Jackson County Georgia ...

Stephens

Rev. Jack Sosby (Walter Jackson Sosby) died early Thursday at Emory University Hospital in Decatur. Rev. Sosby's service as a Southern Baptist minister spanned more than 50 y ...
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.