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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jul 10th, 2011

Banks

Genell Whitfield Williams, age 71, Homer, Georgia passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2011.Mrs. Williams was born in Banks County, Georgia on April 10, 1940, to the late James Hubert a ...

Habersham

Nancy Lucille Harris Hunnicutt, age 63, of Baldwin, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2011 at The Oaks at Scenic View following an extended illness.Born in Habersham County on August 13 ...

Hall

Collene M. Cox, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Collene M. Cox, 86 of Gainesville died Sunday July 10, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A life long resident of Hall County, Mrs. Cox was the daughter of the late ...

Lumpkin

Charlotte Marie Baird, 70, Dahlonega
Charlotte Marie Baird, age 70, of Dahlonega, GA died peacefully Sunday, July 10, 2011 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, GA.Charlotte was born in Forsyth County, GA April 5 ...
Christopher Edward Conley and Casey Noah ConleyChristopher Edward Conley, born June 26, 1981 in Dahlonega, GA passed away on July 8, 2011. He attended Lumpkin County Schools and l ...

White

Lura Mae Adams, 87, Cleveland
Funeral services for, Lura Mae Adams, age 87 of Cleveland will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday July 13, 2011 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Dean Bryant will officiate. ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.