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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Apr 21st, 2010

Forsyth

Mitchell Pryor, 51, Cumming
Mitchell Pryor, 51, of Cumming passed away on Wednesday April 21, 2010 at Embracing Hospice. He is survived by his father, Joseph Pryor of Hyattsville, MD. The family will have a ...
Ralph Edmond Covington, 82, Carnesville
Ralph Edmond Covington, 82, of Carnesville passed away at home on April 21, 2010 with his family by his side. He was born on March 28, 1928 in Jefferson. A native of Jackson Count ...

Gwinnett

Evelyn Mary Tweed, 80, Buford
Mrs. Evelyn Mary Tweed, age 80, died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, following an extended illness. Mrs. Tweed was a resident of Buford. She was preceded in death by her husband Harol ...

Habersham

Donna Evelyn Cash Burk, 67, Hartwell, formerly of Cornelia
Donna Evelyn Cash Burk, age 67, of Hartwell, formerly of Cornelia, passed away on Wednesday, April 21, 2010.Mrs. Burk was born on August 25, 1942, in Habersham County, to the late ...
James Vaughn Haney, 47, Clarkesville
Funeral services for James â
Jean C. Lynd, 83, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Jean C. Lynd, age 83, of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 2:00 PM at the Providence Baptist Church with Dr. Don Drawdy officiating.Mrs ...

Hall

Wynell Tankersley Scott Reid, 88, died peacefully at Peachtree Plantation in Oakwood, on April 21, 2010. Mrs. Reid was born to Will and Inez Tankersley at Murrayville, in 1921. A ...

Jackson

Fletch Ronnie Hubbard, 61, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Fletch Ronnie Hubbard, 61, of Commerce who died on Wednesday at Habersham County Hospital. Born in Banks Co., GA, he was the son of the la ...

White

James Paul Bresnahan, 44, Cleveland
Mr. James Paul Bresnahan, age 44, of Cleveland passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Mr. Bresnahan was born in Fai ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.