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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 5th, 2010

Habersham

Thomas "Tommie" B. Irvin, Sr., age 84, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2010.Mr. Irvin was born in Habersham County, on August 2, 1926, to the late ...

Hall

Elbert Leon Clark, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Elbert Leon Clark, 84 of Gainesville died Sunday December 5, 2010 at his residence. A life long resident of Hall County, Mr. Clark was the son of the late Jesse James and Laura ...
John William Terrell, 57 died Sunday December 5, 2010 from complications caused by diabetes. He was the son of the late Tom and Genevieve Terrell of Gainesville and Atlanta. He i ...

Rabun

Winfred Gene Thompson, 64, Persimmon Community
Winfred Gene Thompson, 64, of the Persimmon Community, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at his residence.He was a lifelong resident of Rabun County and was ...

White

Judd Brandon Gerrell, 36, Cleveland
Judd Brandon Gerrell, age 36 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, December 5, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Gerrell was born November 5, 1974 in Toccoa to Jerilyn Hump ...
Linda Diane Powers, 65, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Linda Diane Powers age 65 of Cleveland. Mrs. Powers passed away at her residence following an extended illness.Mrs. ...
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.