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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jun 25th, 2011

Forsyth

Tommie Raye Murphy, 73, Cumming
Tommie Raye Murphy, 73 of Alpharetta, GA passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011, with her children by her side. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Hall

Billy Ray Parks, 78, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Tuesday June 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Billy Ray Parks, 78, of Gainesville. Rev. Gary Wilson will officiate.The family will ...
Charles Russell Heaton, 52, Gillsville
Mr. Charles Russell Heaton, 52 of Gillsville died Saturday June 25, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Hall County, Mr. Heaton was the son of the late Ed and Bes ...
Kathleen May Roth, age 93, went to be with the Lord on June 25, 2011. Mrs. Roth was born on December 15, 1917 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Peter and Eva Emerson Johnson. She w ...
W. L. Harrison, 75, Monroe
W. L. Harrison, age 75 of Monroe, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2011. He was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, B. W. and Bertha Harri ...

Jackson

Hugh Jones, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Hugh Jones, age 82, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2011. Mr. Jones was a son of the late Emory L. and Bessie Smit ...
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.