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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Nov 29th, 2011

Forsyth

John George Sofikitis, 77, Cumming
John G. SofikitisBeloved and Dedicated Family Man, Life-Long EducatorJohn George Sofikitis, formerly of Brookfield, OH and Cumming, GA passed into the arms of our Lord on November ...
Mark Ceasar McGuinness, 81, Cumming
Mark Ceasar McGuinness, 81, of Cumming, GA died at his home on November 29, 2011. Born in Mineola, NY he was the son of the late Michael and Margaret McGuinness. He was predeceas ...

Gwinnett

Frances Louise Rylee, 92, Norcross
Mrs. Frances Louise Rylee, age 92, of Norcross, GA died Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Embracing Hospice-Snellville. Mrs. Rylee was born in Acworth, GA to the late Jessie and Ola C ...

Habersham

Burean "Buck" Lovell, 85, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Burean "Buck" Lovell, age 85, of Clarkesville will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Anthony ...
Flora Tench Maney, 80, Cornelia
Flora Tench Maney, age, 80, of Cornelia, went home to be with the Lord on November 29, 2011, after an extended illness. Flora was born on December 14, 1930 in Demorest, Georgia, to ...
John Calvin Stamey, 72, Demorest
John Calvin Stamey, age 72 of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2011, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on November 26, 1939, he was the son o ...

Hall

Jack E. Still, 75, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 1, 2011 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mr. Jack E. Still, 75, of Gainesville. The Rev. Davi ...
McKenny "Mack" Garner Thompson, age 64 of St. Simons Island, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, Georgia, ...
Rev. Wilburn E. Peeples, 91, Gainesville
Rev. Wilburn E. Peeples age 91 of Gainesville passed away Tuesday Nov. 29, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Rev. Peeples was born May 3, 1920 ...
Timothy "BO" Bill Carpenter Sr., age 51, of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Memorial services will be Sunday, December 04, 2011 at the residence of ...

Jackson

Eula Rea Duffel Smith, 90, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Eula Rea Duffel Smith, 90,of Commerce who died Tuesday afternoon, November 29, 2011 at the Northridge Medical Center in Commerce ...
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.