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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 16th, 2011

Banks

Woodie Ruth Brock Chambers, age 85 of Homer, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2011, at a private nursing facility following an extended illness. Born on January 06, 1926, she was th ...

Habersham

Rev. Robert "Bob" L. Ramsey, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2011, at Mountain View Health Care in Clayton. Rev. Ramsey was born in Harlem ...
Robert Ramsey, 79, Clayton
Robert Ramsey, age 79, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2011.Those wishing to express condolences to the Ramsey family may do so by visiting www.whitfieldfue ...
Doris G. Blair, 88, Atlanta
Doris Blair, age 88, of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2011. Ms. Blair was born on October 22, 1922, in Habersham County, Georgia. She was the daughter of ...

Hall

Clyde R. Bowen, 76, Gainesville
Clyde R. Bowen age 76 of Gainesville died Sunday January 16, 2011. Funeral services wil be announced by Little and Davenport Funeral Home in Gainesville.
Clyde Randford "Randy" Bowen, 76, Gainesville
Clyde Randford "Randy" Bowen, 76, died Sunday at his home in Gainesville after battling poor health for more than ten years. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Alma ...
Faye Shope Whitmire, 71, Gainesville
Faye Shope Whitmire, age 71 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center from a brief illness.A Memorial service will be he ...
Fred Hart, 85, Gainesville
Fred Hart, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2011. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced by Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gaine ...
Marian Brock Jones, 81, Gainesville
Mrs. Marian Brock Jones, 81 of Gainesville passed away Peacefully Sunday, January 16, 2011 at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Community. Mrs. Jones was born in Hall Count ...

Jackson

Mr. Richard John Chambers, Sr., age 79, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, January 16, 2011 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Chambers was born in Douglas to the late, Rufus and Ge ...
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.