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Obituaries & Related Stories

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

Dawson

James Irvin Maloney, 95, Dawsonville
James Irvin Maloney, age 95, of Dawsonville, passed away Friday, March 25, 2011. James was a member of Winters Chapel United Methodist Church for 83 years. He was a WWII veteran se ...

Forsyth

Diane L. Babcock, 68, Cumming
Diane L. Babcock lost her valiant battle with mesothelioma cancer on March 28, 2011 at the age of 68. A memorial service will be held at 2:00PM, Saturday, April 2 at Byars Funeral ...

Hall

Barbara Bradford, 82, Gainesville
Barbara Allen Bradford, 82, of Gainesville passed away Monday, March 28, 2011, at her home following an extended illness of Alzheimer's disease. Funeral services will be held ...
Bob Waldrop, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Bob Waldrop, A kind and generous man, 84 of Gainesville, died March 27, 2011 following an extended illness. He was born in Atlanta, GA on January 13, 1927 to the late Leo F. an ...
Kate Faulkner, 88, Murrayville
Mrs. Kate Hurley Faulkner, 88 of Murrayville died Monday March 28, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Faulkner was the daughter ...
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.