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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Mar 5th, 2011

Forsyth

John Colin Strickland, 57, Cumming
John Colin Strickland, 57, of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday, March 05, 2011 at his residence. Arrangements by McDonald and Son Funeral Home, 150 Sawnee Dr., Cumming, GA 30040. ...

Habersham

Mary Lou Smelcer Ballew, 79, Demorest
Mary Lou Smelcer Ballew, age 79, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2011. Mrs. Ballew was born on January 17, 1932, in Belmont, North Carolina, to the late Law ...

Hall

Narges Mady, NA, Gainesville
Narges Mady 87, of Gainesville, entered into the presence of her Savior, on Saturday March 5, 2011. Narges lived all her life shinning the love of Jesus Christ form her heart to he ...
William Charles Simpson, 59, Flowery Branch
William Charles Simpson, 59 of Flowery Branch, Ga. passed away on Saturday March 5, 2011 at his residence.Mr. Simpson was born on Wednesday June 27, 1951 in Hall County, Georgia to ...
William Kirkland "Kirk" Gore, 76, Gainesville
William Kirkland "Kirk" Gore, 76, of Gainesville passed away Saturday March 5, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Memorial services will b ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. William 'Bill" Isenecker Jr., age 78 of Sautee. Mr. Isenecker passed away Saturday, March 05, 2011 at his r ...
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.