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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jun 18th, 2011

Banks

Dorothy Wood Tatum, 90, Homer
Dorothy Wood Tatum, age 90, of Hoover, Alabama passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2011.Dorothy was born on August 27, 1920, in Banks County, Georgia to the late Marion Henry and Eth ...

Forsyth

Barbara Marie Gore, 80, Woodstock
BARBARA MARIE GORE, 80, of Woodstock, Georgia passed away on Saturday June 18th, 2011 at North Fulton Medical Center.The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Thursday ...

Hall

Dannie Oniel Daniel, 61, Gainesville
Dannie Oniel Daniel, age 61 of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Services to be announced later by Memorial Park Funeral Hom ...
Paul Garrison, 83, Gillsville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00a.m. Monday June 20 in Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Paul Garrison age 83 of Gillsville. The Rev. Bradley Elliott and Rev. Paul Mo ...
Selwyn Evins Simmons, 70, Gainesville
Selwyn Evins Simmons,70, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on June 18, 2011. Mrs. Simmons was born August 7, 1940 in Birmingham, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her parents ...
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.