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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Feb 6th, 2011

Banks

Margaret Elmina McCoy McDuffie, age 76, of Homer, GA, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 06, 2011, at her residence following a sudden illness.Born October 22, 1934 in Jackson ...

Barrow

Gerald Gooch, 78, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Gerald Gooch, age 78 of Braselton, who passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2011. Mr. Gooch was born in Cleveland, GA, a son to the ...

Dawson

Curtis Lee Bales, 60, Dawsonville
Curtis Lee Bales, 60, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday February 6, 2011 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a sudden illness.Born October 24, 1950, Mr. Bales was a native of A ...

Habersham

Floyd Henry Barron, 80, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Floyd Henry Barron, age 80 of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Grady Walden will o ...

Hall

J.B. Puckett, 85, Gainesville
Mr. J.B. Puckett, age 85, lifelong resident of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, February 06, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness. G ...
Lynda Norris Towe, 63, Lula
Lynda Norris Towe, age 63 of Lula, passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following complications from an automobile accident.Funeral services ...

Jackson

Ray Bauerband, 77, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Ray Bauerband, age 77 of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away, Sunday, February 6, 2011. Services are pending at this time. Evans Fune ...
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.