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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 22nd, 2011

Forsyth

Herbert R. Davis, 91, Newnan, formerly of Cumming
Herbert R. Davis, age 91, of Newnan, formerly of Cumming, passed away Friday, May 20, 2011. He was a member of First Baptist Church Cumming. Survivors include his wife of 69 years, ...
William Franklin "Woody" Collins, 78, of Cumming, GA died on May 22, 2011 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Born in Wheatland, WY he was the son of the late Mervyn and Delo ...

Habersham

Thomas Tyler Ferguson, 20, Baldwin
Thomas Tyler Ferguson, age 20, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2011, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Tyler was born on April 5, 1991, in Haber ...

Hall

Bill Monroe Smith, 61, Gainesville
Bill Monroe Smith, age 61 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday May 22, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Memorial services are scheduled for Wedn ...
Funeral services for Carrie Mae Addis Allen, age 100, of Demorest, will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, May 23, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Tony Kemp and Toby Crowe wi ...
Jennifer Celena Wilson, 33, Gainesville
Jennifer Celena Wilson, age 33, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are schedule ...
Mary Ruenell Poole Roberts, 87, Flowery Branch
Mary Ruenell Poole Roberts, 87, passed away Sunday May 22, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 9, 1923, in Helen, Georgia where her parents Ruby Shewbert Po ...
Richard S. Thomas, 62, Murrayville
Richard S. Thomas, age 62, of Murrayville, GA, died May 22, 2011.Mr. Thomas was the son of the late Clinton Thomas. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Andrew Ellis. H ...

Jackson

Mrs. Katie Sue Henson Chambers, age 49, of Pendergrass, GA died Sunday, May 22, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Chambers was born in Habersham County to John Henry Dill of Alto and Le ...

Lumpkin

Marion Kaitis, 92, Dahlonega
Mrs. Marion Kaitis, age 92, of Dahlonega, Ga. died May 22, 2011. The body was cremated and services will be held later in Wisconsin. Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge ...

White

Robert Elmer Borchert, 46, Cleveland
Mr. Robert Elmer Borchert age 46 of Cleveland passed away Sunday May 22, 2011 at Northeast Ga Medical Center. Mr. Borchert was born in Cleveland Ohio the son of the William Walter ...
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.