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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Oct 9th, 2011

Banks

Karen R. Hill, 60, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home Commerce announces services for Mrs. Karen R. Hill 60 of Homer who died Sunday Oct. 9, 2011. Survivors include her husband Mr. Harold Hill of the home, her mothe ...

Forsyth

Carlos Cecil Stapleton, 62, Cumming
Carlos Cecil Stapleton, loving husband of Carlotta for 38 years, father of Adam and Carly, grandfather of Emmalise, expectant grandfather of Lillian, and CEO of Georgia Highlands M ...
Kenneth Ernest Gilpin, 87, Cumming
Kenneth Ernest Gilpin, 87, of Cumming, GA died on October 9, 2011. Born in New Jersey, he was the son of the late James and Jennie Gilpin. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, ...
Marie Land O'Neill, 90, Cumming
Marie Land O'Neill, age 90, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2011. She was a member of Cumming First United Methodist Church and was also the co-owner of Janemarie C ...
Sandi Schreiber, 69, Cumming
Sandi Schreiber, age 69, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2011. Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Curtis Stephens of Cumming; sons and daughter-in-law, Chris and ...

Hall

Bertie (Glover) Skinner, age 76, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Weldon Skinner, parents, Jack & Ruby Glover; sister, ...
Buchanan Brietz Marshall, 29, Flowery Branch
Buchanan Brietz Marshall, age 29, of Flowery Branch passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 9, 2011. The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 12, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 ...
Mrs. Evelyn McDuffie Cronic, 85 of Lula died Sunday, October 9, 2011.Born in the New Bethel Community of Franklin County, Georgia, Mrs. Cronic was the daughter of the late Edgar Za ...
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.