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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. May 3rd, 2011

Habersham

Bonnie McKnight, 79, Demorest
Bonnie McKnight, age 79, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2011.Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2011, at Whitfield Funeral Home, Nor ...

Hall

Dorothy Mae Brown, 83, Murrayville
Mrs. Dorothy Mae Brown, age 83, of Murrayville, GA. Lumpkin, County, died May 3, 2011.Mrs. Brown was the daughter of the late Young Abercrombie and Martha Sullens Abercrombie.She w ...
Edna McGinnes Fryer, 92, Mt. Airy
Edna McGinnes Fryer, age 92, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at a local private care facility. Mrs. Fryer was born on July 27, 1918, in Big R ...
Geraldine Hardy Justice, 86, Gainesville
Geraldine Hardy Justice age 86, of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, May 03, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born in Cornelia, GA on March 11, 1925, she was the daughter o ...
Royce Junior Adkins, 81, Maysville
Royce Junior Adkins, 81, of Maysville, GA went to be with the Lord on May 3, 2011. Born in Lawrenceburg, TN he was the son of the late Elbert and Edith Adkins. His son, Roger Adk ...

Jackson

Eddie Roy Haggard, 64, Commerce
Mr. Eddie Roy Haggard, age 64 of Royston died Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Haggard was born in Commerce to the late, Sammy and Reecie Ann Allen Haggard. Mr. Haggard ...
Mary Katherine Daniels, 52, Braselton
Mary Katherine Daniels age 52 of Braselton, passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfun ...

Lumpkin

Betty Ann Anglin, 82, Dahlonega
Betty Ann Anglin, age 82 of Dahlonega, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, May 6, 2011 at ...
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.