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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jun 19th, 2011

Banks

Ida Mildred Pruitt, 58, Homer
Ida Mildred Pruitt, age 58 of Homer, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2011 at a private nursing facility.Born in Jackson County on February 16, 1953, she was the daughter of Virginia P ...

Gwinnett

Ona Elviria Patari, 95, Suwanee
ONA ELVIRIA PATARI, 95, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Sunday June 19th, 2011 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Home. The family will be planning a Celebration of Life Memorial Service ...

Habersham

Clarence Hopper, 88, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Clarence Hopper, age 88, of Toccoa, will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, June 21, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Brian Robertson officiating. ...

Hall

Doyle W. Price, 79, Oakwood
Mr. Doyle W. Price age 79 of Oakwood, Ga passed away on Sunday June 19, 2011 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, Ga. Funeral services are to be scheduled at a later date. Memorial Par ...
Gladys Bowers, 86, Gainesville
Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel announces the death of Ms. Gladys Bowers, age 86, of Gainesville. Arrangements are incomplete at this time
Jimmy Dale Barton, 62, Gillsville
Memorial Services are scheduled for 7:00pm. Tuesday June 21 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Jimmy Dale Barton age 62 of Gillsville. The Rev. Henry Loggins will offic ...
John Benson, 90, Gainesville
Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel announces the death of Mr. John Benson, age 90 of Gainesville. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
John Carlyle Benson, 90, Gainesville
On June 19, 2011, John Carlyle Benson, in his own words, "Changed Worlds". He was born October 8, 1920, the tenth child of Annie Mae Wysong and James Darlington Benson of ...

Jackson

Diana Lynn Holcombe, 58, Commerce
Mrs. Diana Lynn Holcombe, age 58, of Commerce, GA died Monday, June 20, 2011 at Northridge Medical Center. Mrs. Holcombe was born in LaFayette City, AL to Judy Bacon Jackson of La ...

Lumpkin

Alice E. Richmond,, 85, Dahlonega
Mrs. Alice E. Richmond, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA, died June 19, 2011. Her body has been cremated and her cremains will be buried at a later date in Lauderdale Memorial Park in Fort ...

White

Jason Edwin Shepherd, 36, Antelope, CA
Mr. Jason Edwin Shepherd, age 36 of Antelope, CA passed away June 19, 2011 at his residence in California. He is survived by his mother: Kathryn Randall, Cleveland; father: Neil S ...
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.