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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jun 2nd, 2011

Banks

Josephine Taylor, 78, Baldwin
Josephine Taylor, age 78, of Baldwin, Georgia, formerly of Fayetteville, North Carolina, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Habersham County Medical Center, following a brie ...

Forsyth

James Douglas Cochrane, 77, Cumming
JAMES DOUGLAS COCHRANE, 77, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Thursday June 2nd, 2011 with his loving family at his side. The family is planning a Memorial Mass and will be announ ...
Shirley Mae Kevitt, 73, Cumming
Shirley Mae Kevitt, 73, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Thursday June 2nd, 2011 at home with her family. The family will be planning a memorial service and once completed will b ...

Gwinnett

Ronald Earl "Ron" Fenner, Jr., age 38, of Buford, GA, died Thursday, June 2, 2011. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 10AM at The Episcopal Chur ...

Hall

Anna Louise Robertson, 83, Braselton
Rev. Anna Louise Robertson age 83 of Braselton, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966, www.law ...
Harriett Fay Woodcock, 84, Gainesville
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 6, 2011 for Harriet Fay Woodcock, 84, who died June 2, 2011, at New Horizon's North Nursing Home following an ext ...
Lucille Brawner Brown, 57, Gainesville
Lucille Brawner Brown, age 57 of Gainesville, Ga died Monday, May 30, 2011. She is survived by her sisters; Clairese Wright and Joyce Smith, brothers; Kem Brawner and Bobby Lee Br ...
Ralph Frederick Burson, 81, Gainesville
Ralph Frederick Burson age 81 of Gainesville passed away June 2, 2011 at Limestone Heritage. Mr. Burson was born in Oxnard, CA on Feb. 23, 1930 to the late Ralph Emerson & Bert ...

Union

Matthew Joshua Daniels, 19, Blairsville
Matthew Joshua Daniels, age 19, of Blairsville, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2011. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Donna and Thomas Perry of Dahlonega; dad, Jeff Dani ...
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.