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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Mar 3rd, 2011

Gwinnett

Sarah Elizabeth Dodd, 85, Buford
Sarah Elizabeth Dodd, age 85, of Buford, passed away Thursday, March 03, 2011 following an extended illness. Funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Ham ...

Habersham

Lovadia Etta Chastain Gerrin, age 83, of Cornelia, GA, passed away Thursday, March 03, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on August 22, 1927, in Habersham County, GA, sh ...
Ronnie L. Meeks, 57, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Ronnie Lloyd Meeks, age 57, of Clarkesville will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Paul Morris and Rev. J ...

Hall

Janice Smith-Granger, 57, Gainesville
Janice Smith-Granger, age 57 of Gainesville, Ga died Thursday, March 3, 2011. Celebration will be held Thursday, March 10th at 2pm at Heart Outreach Ministries, Atlanta Hwy, Gaines ...
Margaret L. Carrier, 74, Braselton
Margaret L. Carrier, 74, of Braselton, GA formerly of Miami, Florida, died Thursday, March 3, 2011. A Mass of Celebration will be held at 1:00pm Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at St. Micha ...
Selma Diane Latty, 51, Oakwood
Selma Diane Latty of Oakwood went home to be with Jesus on Thursday March 3 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00pm Sunday March 6 ...

Jackson

Alton Lawrence Melear, 53, Hoschton
Alton Lawrence Melear age 53 of Hoschton, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Lawson Funeral Home. The Rev. ...
Margaret Lillian Carrier, 74, Braselton
Margaret Lillian Carrier, 74 of Braselton died Thursday March 3, 2011 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later ...

Towns

Mr. Doyle Malcolm "Mike" Jones Jr., age 58, of Hiawassee, Ga. passed away March 1, 2011. Mr. Jones was born in Orlando, FL, a son to Mrs. Vivian Taylor Simmons of Jeffe ...
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.