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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 4th, 2010

Forsyth

George Elbert Whitfield, age 61, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2010.A memorial visitation service will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, August 15, 2010, a ...

Hall

Danny Benjamin Hatfield, 69, Gainesville
Danny Benjamin Hatfield, age 69 of Nashville, Tennessee, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at Alive Hospice, Nashville, Tennessee following an exten ...
George Paul Proco, 71, Cumming
George Paul Proco, 71, of Cumming, GA died on August 1, 2010 at St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Born in Blacksburg, VA, he was the son of the late Ruby and George Proco.Paul s ...
Stacey Michelle Archer, 33, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday August 7, 2010 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Stacey Michelle Archer, 33, of Gainesville. Rev. Jason Buffington officiating. Buri ...

Jackson

Linda Sue Miller, 54, Talmo
Linda Sue Miller, age 54 of Talmo, passed away Wednesday, August 04, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Miller was born September 03, 195 ...

Rabun

Mary Lee Elgin, 67, of the Persimmon Community, went home to be with the Lord at her residence on Wednesday, August 4, 2010.She was born in Rabun County and was the daughter of the ...

White

Ricky Harrison Parker, 52, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Ricky Harrison Parker, age 52 of Cleveland. Mr. Parker passed away Wednesday, August 04, 2010 at Habersham County Med ...
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.