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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 8th, 2010

Banks

Boyd Michael Jordan, 65, Mayesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Boyd Michael Jordan, age 65, of Maysville, who passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2010. Mr. Jordan was born on February 18, 1945, ...
Cheryl Ann Dorsey, 63, Homer
Cheryl Ann Dorsey, age 64 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday December 8, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Dorsey was born December 8, 1946 in Gainesville to the late ...

Dawson

Frances L. Mulkey, 79, Dawsonville
Frances L. Mulkey, 79, of Dawsonville died Wednesday December 8, 2010 at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital following a period of declining health.Born November 10, 1931 to the late Ge ...

Habersham

James Howard Perry, 81, Demorest
James Howard Perry, age 81 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, December 08, 2010, at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Madison County on December 04, 1929, he wa ...
Vernon W. Risher, 95, Clarkesville
Vernon W. Risher, age 95, of Clarkesville, Georgia and formerly of Savannah passed away on Wednesday, December 08, 2010. Mr. Risher was born in Round O, SC, on September 29, 1915, ...

Hall

Williard R. Stowe, 67, Lula
Willard R. Stowe, age 67, of Lula, Georgia went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, from an extended illness due to an automobile accident. Mr. Stowe was born in ...

White

Robert Farrell Miles, 81, Cleveland
Robert Farrell Miles, age 81, of Cleveland and formerly of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at a local health care facility. Mr. Miles was born in ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
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.