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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Apr 23rd, 2011

Habersham

Roy W. Poole, 86, Carnesville
Roy W. Poole passed away at his residence Saturday April 23,2011 of an extended illness.He was the son of the late Wylie and Ruth Ayers Poole and was preceded in death by his wife ...

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Ann Sharp Pilgrim, 69, Gainesville
Mrs. Ann (Clark) Sharp Pilgrim of Gainesville, Georgia passed away at home on Saturday, April 23, 2011. She is preceded in death by her first husband, Captain Lufkin Sco ...
James Rollo Gardner, 82, Roswell
James Rollo Gardner, age 82, of Roswell, GA. passed away Saturday, April 23, 2011. He was a member of the Methodist Faith. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Jim was a graduate of Ohi ...
Thursie Louise Poole, 71, Gainesville
Thursie Louise Poole, age 71, of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2011. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m.Tuesday at Timberidge Baptist Church with Bro. Zach Watson, ...
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.