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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Feb 28th, 2011

Banks

Jerry "Bear" Paul Brookshire, age 59 of Alto, passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services ...
Wansa Whitfield Purcell, age 78, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011. Mrs. Purcell was born to the late James Hubert and Ruby Gertrude Caudell Whitfield on ...

Gwinnett

Bryan Alan Jaudon, 25, Buford
Bryan Alan Jaudon, age 25 of Buford, GA died suddenly on Monday, February 28, 2011. Bryan has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held later. Bryan was preceded in death b ...

Habersham

Ann M. Jones, 87, Clarkesville
Ann M. Jones, a long time resident of Clarkesville, Georgia, died peacefully in her sleep Monday the 28 of February at the Habersham County Medical Center.She was born on April 27, ...
Wynne Jo Layton Flack, 76, Turnerville
Memorial services for Wynne Jo Layton Flack, age 76, of Turnerville will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at 2:00 PM from the New Liberty United Methodist Church with Wally Scho ...

Hall

Harry Glenn "Pete" Hyatt, 72, Gainesville
Harry Glenn "Pete" Hyatt, age 72, of Gainesville, GA passed away Monday, February 28, 2011 at Peachtree Christian Hospice following an extended illness. Funera ...
Hugh P. Minor, Jr., 80, Gainesville
Mr. Hugh P. Minor, Jr., 80 of Gainesville died Monday February 28, 2011 at his residence.Born in Hall County, Hugh was the son of the late Hugh P. and Lois Martin Minor. He retired ...
James Timothy "Tim" Allison, 50, Gainesville
James Timothy "Tim" Allison, 50, of Gainesville passed away Sunday February 27, 2011. The family will receive friends on Wednesday at Wards Funeral Home from 6pm- 8pm. M ...
Philip "Phil" James Gaddy, 58, Gainesville
Philip "Phil" James Gaddy, age 58 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011, following a 5 year battle with brain cancer (GBM). He will always be remembe ...

Jackson

Martha Bray Crawford, 80, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Martha Bray Crawford, age 80, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011. Mrs. Crawford born in Jackson County, was ...

Lumpkin

Ramona Pilgrim, 33, Dahlonega
Ramona Pilgrim, age 33, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away February 28, 2011 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA.Ms. Pilgrim was born in St. Augustine, FL and had lived in Lumpkin ...
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.