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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 28th, 2011

Banks

Mamie Lou Williams, 85, Commerce
Mrs. Mamie Lou Williams, age 85 of Commerce died Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at Northridge Nursing Home. Mrs. Williams was born in Banks County to the late, Ralph and Mamie Sanders Bec ...

Forsyth

Larry E. Winkler, 64, Cumming
Mr. Larry E. Winkler, age 64, of Cumming, passed away Monday, June 27, 2011. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a Sergeant with the Dekalb County Police Department retiring afte ...

Habersham

Tracy Lewis Cross, 41, Cornelia
Tracy Lewis Cross, age 41, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. Mr. Cross was born in Habersham County, Georgia, on November 22, 1969. He was the son of Dwa ...

Hall

Louella M. Wright, 74, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Louella M. Wright, age 74, of Flowery Branch GA passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at New Horizons North.Mrs. Wright was born in Mackville, Kentucky to the late Jason and ...
Thomas Gerald Brown, 82, Gainesville
Thomas Gerald Brown, age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Graveside services are scheduled ...

White

Weyman Bryant Wheeler, 82, Cleveland
Mr. Weyman Bryant Wheeler ., age 82 of Cleveland passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Wheeler was born May 9, 1929 in Atlanta to the late Jam ...
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.