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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 18th, 2011

Dawson

Robert J. Reiber, 96, Dawsonville
Robert J. Reiber, 96, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday December 18, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Born June 15, 1915 in Keams Canyon, Arizona to the late Col ...

Forsyth

Peggy Lynnette Baldwin Crunkleton, age 50 of Toccoa, formerly of Forsyth County, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2011. She was a 1979 graduate of Forsyth County High School. She b ...
Raoul O'Donnell Meade, 79, Cumming
Raoul O'Donnell Meade, age 79, of Cumming, GA, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2011. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Survivors include his loving wife of 51 yea ...

Gwinnett

Dorothy S. Mangum, 97, Norcross
Dorothy S. Mangum, 97, of Norcross, Georgia passed away on Sunday, December 18th, 2011. The family will be announcing a Celebration of Life Memorial Service once all the details ha ...

Hall

Barbara Ann Jones, 85, Lawrenceville
Barbara Ann Jones, age 85 of Lawrenceville, GA died Sunday, December 18, 2011 following an extended illness. Mrs. Jones has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Tuesda ...
Blanche A. West, 89, Flowery Branch
Blanche A. West, age 89 of Lacombe, Louisiana, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at Lacombe Nursing Center following an extended illness. Funeral s ...
Claude Vlasz, 78, Gainesville
Claude Vlasz, age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Graveside services are scheduled for W ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ray Wilbanks, age 75, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2011. Mrs. Wilbanks was born in Elberton, ...

Jackson

Arline T. Hickman, 92, Commerce
Mrs. Arline T. Hickman, age 92 of Commerce died Sunday, December 18, 2011 at Bentley Assisted Living. Mrs. Hickman was born in Sturgis Mississippi to the late, George Lamar and Be ...

Lumpkin

Julian L. Waters, 85, Dahlonega
Mr. Julian L. Waters, age 85, of Dahlonega, Ga. died December 18, 2011.Mr. Waters was born in Haines City, Florida to the late Ressie Waters and Johny Mae Miller Waters. He was al ...

Stephens

Charlotte Turpin Holbrooks, age 49, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2011 at her residence.Born on December 17, 1962, in Commerce, GA, she was a daughter of Virginia Whi ...
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.