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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Feb 22nd, 2011

Gwinnett

Diane Daves Buckley, 68, Suwanee
Diane Daves Buckley, 68 of Suwanee, GA passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2011 after a long and difficult struggle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was the daughter of the late Vir ...

Hall

Brenda Gail Coffman Evans, 65, Gainesville
Brenda Gail Coffman Evans, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are s ...
Hazel Delong, 86, Gainesville
Memorial Park announces the death of Hazel Delong, 86 of Gainesville who passed away February 22,2011 at Northeast Ga. Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this t ...
Johnny Thomas "Tommy" Martin, age 79 of Gillsville, passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at New Horizons Nursing Home following an extended illness.Graveside memoria ...
Marcus Cleburn Hammond, 79, Gainesville
Marcus Cleburn Hammond, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are sche ...
Mary S. Bryant, 88, Cumming
Mary S. Bryant, 88, of Cumming, GA died on February 20, 2011 at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Born in Lithia Springs, GA she was predeceased by her husband, Charlie Emmit Bryant.She ...

Jackson

Eva Jo Potts Sailers, 76, Commerce
Mrs. Eva Jo Potts Sailers, age 76, of Commerce, GA died February 22, 2011 at Landmark Hospital. Mrs. Sailers was born in Jackson County, GA to the late J.D. and Lucile Potts. She ...
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.