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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 21st, 2011

Dawson

Charlie Coleman Lane, N/A, Dawsonville
Mr. Charlie Coleman Lane of Dawsonville passed away on December 21st at home with his family by his side. A service celebrating Mr. Lane's life will be held on Tuesday, Decemb ...
Fannie Grace Turner, 65, Dawsonville
Mrs. Fannie Grace Turner, age 65, of Dawsonville, GA, died December 21, 2011.Mrs. Turner was born in Buford, Ga. to the late Joseph Terell Sudderth and Nellie Gunter Sudderth. . Sh ...

Forsyth

Barbara Hammond Milford, age 70 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2011. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Cumming. She came to ...
Elsa de la Caridad Fernandez, August 21, 1928 - December 21, 2011. Resident of Cumming, GA. Elsa was born and raised in Havana, Cuba and graduated from El Instituto de la Vibora. S ...
RAYMOND ARTHUR ROBINSON, 73, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 suddenly at Northside Hospital Forsyth.Arrangements are pending and will be announced ...

Habersham

Mason James Galloway, inf, Cornelia
Mason James Galloway, infant son of Michael and April Dooley Galloway of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2011. In addition to his parents, Mason is also survived by t ...

Hall

Dwight Ferguson, 70, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 3:00 pm Thursday December 22, 2011 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Dwight Ferguson, 70, of Gainesville. Rev. Doug Wheeler will officiate. Burial will ...
Manh Siharathkenekham, age 92, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2011.Mr. Siharathkenekham was born in Parkse, Laos, on September 10, 1919, to the late Mr. Bou ...
Rochelle Barry, 56, Gainesville
Rochelle Barry, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.No services are scheduled at th ...
William "Stanley" Tyler, 46, Clarkesville
William "Stanley" Tyler, 46, of Clarkesville Georgia, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at his residence after an lengthy illness.He was born in Rabun County and ...

Jackson

Wayne Edward Abbs, 47, Commerce
Mr. Wayne Edward Abbs, age 47, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at Northridge Medical Center. Mr. Abbs was born in Portsmith, VA to William Edward Abbs of Carnesv ...
Virginia Chastain, 87, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, Ga. announces the death of Mrs. Virginia Chastain, age 87, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2011.A native of Jackson County ...

White

William Ernest Harkins, 84, Cleveland
William Ernest Harkins, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Harkins was born September 15, 1927 in Cleveland to t ...
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.