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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jul 23rd, 2010

Forsyth

Dorothy L. Samples, 75, Cumming
Mrs. Dorothy L. Samples, age 75 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, July 23, 2010. She was a member of Cross Plains Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, Royston ...

Habersham

Jonathan Dalton, 18, Baldwin
Jonathan Anthony Dalton, age 18 of Baldwin, passed away Friday, July 23, 2010.Born in Hall County on December 17, 1991, he was the son of Anthony and Loretta Dalton of Baldwin. Jon ...

Hall

Annie Grace Castleberry, 100, Gainesville
Annie Grace Castleberry, 100, of Gainesville passed away Friday July 23, 2010 at the Bell-Minor Nursing Home from natural causes. Funeral services will be held Monday July 26, 2010 ...
Ola Nell Wilson, 78, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00p.m.. Sunday July 25 at Poplar Springs Baptist Church for Mrs. Ola Nell Wilson age 78 of Gainesville. The Rev. David Matthews will officiate. ...
Phoebe Vickers, 78, Flowery Branch
Phoebe Vickers, 78, of Flowery Branch, passed away Friday, July 23, 2010, in Franklin County,GA following a sudden illness.Mrs. Vickers was born September 8, 1931 in Calhoun County ...
Tony Howington, 62, Flowery Branch
Tony Eugene Howington, 62 0f Flowery Branch went home to be with the LordOn Friday July 23, 2010 @ 11:30 pm. He was loved so much and will be missed by all that knew him. Tony enjo ...

Lumpkin

Mrs. Thelma V. Wilkerson, age 93, of Lumpkin County, died July 19, 2010 at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA.Mrs. Wilkerson was born in Punta Gorda, FL March 15, 191 ...
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.