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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Mar 16th, 2011

Habersham

Ruth Benalee Scroggs, age 73, of Cornelia, passed away Sunday March 13, 2011 and her husband Lewis Albert Scroggs, age 76, of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday March 15, 2011. Bot ...

Hall

Mr. Willie (Will) Wandell Herndon age 67 of Winder, passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2011, after a four-month battle against lung cancer. Will was born October 9, 1943 in Pavo, Ge ...

Jackson

Mary Hudson, 89, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Hudson, 89 , of Hoschton, Georgia, who passed away Wednesday March 16, 2011 after a period of declining health. Mrs. Hudson ...

Lumpkin

Harold C. King, 70, Dahlonega
Mr. Harold C. King, age 70, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at his home from injuries sustained in a tractor accident.Harold enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spendin ...
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.