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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Nov 1st, 2011

Banks

Barbara Jean Roper, 65, Alto
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00p.m. Friday November 4 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Barbara Jean Roper age 65 of Alto. The Rev. Charles Blackstock and Rev ...

Barrow

Nickolas Brian Moreno, 20, Winder
Nickolas Brian Moreno, age 20 of Auburn, GA died Tuesday November 1, 2011 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.Nickolas has been cremated and arrangements for a memori ...

Dawson

Jerome M. "Jerry" Beck, 78, Dawsonville
Jerome M. "Jerry" Beck, 78, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday November 1, 2011 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a sudden illness.Born June 11, 1933 in Knoxville, ...

Forsyth

Mrs. Avis Bonnell Dixon Mullinax, age 83, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband James E. Mullinax.Survivors include her so ...
Frances Louise Ivey, 74, Cumming
Frances Louise Ivey, 74, of Cumming, formerly of Dawsonville, passed away Tuesday November 1, 2011 at her residence following a short illness.Born July 11, 1937, she lived most of ...
Kenneth Andrew Irvine, 70, Cumming
Kenneth Andrew Irvine, 70, of Cumming, GA died at Northside Hospital Forsyth on November 1, 2011. Born in Rochester, NY he was the son of the late Veronica and William Irvine.Kenn ...
Shirley Ann Dorn, 84, Cumming
Shirley Ann Dorn, 84, of Cumming, GA died at her home on November 1, 2011. Born in Detroit, MI, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Edith Garvin. Her son, William Patrick ...

Hall

Ernest Euell Lingerfelt, 78, Gainesville
Ernest Euell Lingerfelt was born on August 23, 1933, and went home to be with the Lord on November 1, 2011, at the age of 78.He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Virgina Lingerf ...

Jackson

Gloria M. Sensing, 81, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces memorial services for Gloria M. Sensing, 81, of Nicholson who passed away on Tuesday at her residence. Born in Green County, GA, she was the ...
Thelma Louise Pearson, 91, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Thelma Louise Pearson, age 91, of Athens ,GA, of the South Jackson Co. community, who passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2011.Mrs. P ...
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.