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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 11th, 2011

Dawson

Morris Pruett, 62, Dawsonville
Morris Pruett, 62, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday December 11, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Born February 2, 1949 to the late Howard an ...

Forsyth

Frances Heard Abernathy, age 47, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband, William Abernathy and her father, Arch Heard. Su ...
Joyce Carol Frye, 66, Cumming
Joyce Carol Frye, age 66, of Cumming, formerly of Dahlonega, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2011. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lendon P ...
Loy Crafton Day, 79, Cumming
Loy Crafton Day, 79, of Cumming, GA died on December 11, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Forsyth County, he was the son of the late Ed and Exie Day. His beloved ...
Marie Elizabeth Tiedeman, age 92, of Cumming, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 11, 2011. Marie was a loving wife and mother. She was a member of the Episcopal Church, Dau ...

Habersham

Jack Scott Reeves, 83, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Jack Scott Reeves, age 83, of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 from the Grace Calvary Episcopal Church with the Revered D ...

Hall

Linda Marie Dover, 50, Murrayville
Funeral services for, Linda Marie Dover age 50 of Murrayville will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, in Wauka Mountain Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church ...
Thomas Richard Seigler, 64, Clermont
Mr. Thomas Richard "T.R." Seigler age 64 of Clermont passed away on December 11, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Seigler was born July 29, 1947 in Monroe, G ...

Lumpkin

Laura Bell Collins, 90, Dahlonega
Mrs. Laura Bell Collins, age 90, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday, December 11, 2011 at the Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega, GA.Mrs. Collins was a native and lifelong reside ...

White

Leon Eugene Black, 89, Sautee
Leon Eugene Black, age 89 of Sautee, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Black was born September 20, 1922 in Cleveland, GA to the late F ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.