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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 1st, 2010

Banks

Swayne Lewallen, 84, Homer
Swayne Lewallen, age 84, of Nails Creek Community, Homer, GA passed away on Sunday, August 1, 2010. Mr. Lewallen was born in Banks County, GA on March 27, 1926, to the late James W ...

Forsyth

David Charles Adams, 67, Cumming
Mr. David Charles Adams, age 67 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, August 1, 2010. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Cumming, member of PAGE, member of the National ...
Richard Joseph Landry, 61, Cumming
Mr. Richard Joseph LandryDick Landry, age 61 of Cumming, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, August 1, 2010. Dick worked in the transportation industry for decades. He enj ...

Habersham

Vita Melders Brown, 85, Clarkesville
Vita Melders Brown, age 85 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, August 01, 2010. Born in Riga, Latavia on June 20, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Janis Melders. She was a ...
Vita Z. Brown, 85, Clarkesville
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Vita Z. Brown, age 85 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be ...

Hall

Betty Stephens Nix, 85, Gainesville
Betty Stephens Nix, 85 of Gainesville, passed away peacefully at home Sunday morning, August 1, 2010. Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm Wednesday, August 4, 2010 in the Chap ...

White

Ed Head, 88, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Ed Head age 88 Cleveland. Mr. Head passed away Sunday, August 01, 2010 at Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin following an e ...
John Edward (Ed) Head, 89, Cleveland
Mr. John Edward (Ed) Head age 89 of Cleveland passed away Sunday, August 1, 2010 at Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin following an extended illness. Mr. Head was born in Cleveland Geo ...
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.