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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Oct 6th, 2011

Dawson

Elizabeth Hansard Sanders, 59, Dawsonville
Elizabeth "Nana" Hansard Sanders, age 59, of Dawsonville, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2011. She was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death b ...
Larry Jewell Dixon, 57, Dawsonville
Larry Jewell Dixon, age 57, of Dawsonville, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2011.He was a member of Settingdown Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his sister, Sandra Dixon ...

Forsyth

Rita Anna Eisenach, 84, Cumming
Rita Anna Eisenach, age 84, of Forsyth County formerly of Waukesha, WI, passed away Thursday, October 6, 2011. Rita started the Parks and Recreation Program in the Town of Brookfie ...

Habersham

Long Vongsydanone, 54, Cornelia
Mrs. Long Vongsydanone, age 54, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, October 6, 2011, at her residence, following an extended illness. Mrs. Vongsydanone was born on March ...

Hall

Betty Gail Gunter, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Gail Gunter (Elizabeth Abigail Parker Gunter) died on October 6, 2011. She resided at Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, Georgia.She was born on July 22, 1924 in Man ...
Duane Loggins, 80, Lula
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Duane Loggins, age 80 of Lula. Mr. Loggins passed away Wednesday, October 6, 2011 at his residence.Funeral services a ...
J. C. Dale, 73, Gainesville
J. C. Dale, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, October 6, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Graveside services are scheduled for Monday ...
Jerry L. Gunther, 52, Lula
Jerry L. Gunter, 52, of Lula died Thursday. Funeral services Sunday October 9, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Wards Funeral Home, Gainesville.
Tymanus Smith, Inf, Gainesville
Funeral services for Infant Tymanus Smith of Gainesville, Ga. the son of Amanda C. Nicely and Tyrome Smith will be held Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 2:00pm at Young's Funeral ...

Lumpkin

James Harry Taylor, 60, Dahlonega
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 10, 2011 in the chapel of Little & davenport Funeral Home for Mr. James "Jimmy" Harry Taylor, 60, of Dahlo ...
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.