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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 15th, 2011

Forsyth

William Dan Westbrook, 79, Cumming
Mr. William Dan Westbrook, age 79, of Cumming passed away Friday, August 12, 2011 at his home. A Baptist by faith, Mr. Westbrook was born in Roswell, GA. He was a U.S. Navy veter ...
William McKinley Woodall, 85, Ball Ground
William McKinley Woodall Jr., age 85, of Ball Ground, passed away Monday, August 15, 2011. He loved fishing, hunting, gardening and driving his tractor. William is preceded in deat ...

Habersham

Virginia Lewis Goble, 88, Gastonia, North Carolina
Virginia Lewis Goble, age 88, of Gastonia, North Carolina, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2011, at her daughter's residence in Alto, Georgia. Mrs. Goble was born on May 17, ...

Hall

Bonnie Nichols Wood, 84, Gainesville
Bonnie Nichols Wood, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services ar ...
Raymond Karl Tufts, 56, Flowery Branch
Raymond Karl Tufts, age 56, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Monday, August 15, 2011 at his residence.Memorial Services will be held at 1:30 pm Saturday, August 20, 2011 from the ...

Lumpkin

James Lee Tucker, 46, Dahlonega
James Lee Tucker, age 46, of Dahlonega, passed away Monday, August 15, 2011. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Tucker of Dahlonega; ...

White

Michael Stewart, 45, Cleveland
Michael Stewart, age 45 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, August 15, 2011 at his residence.Mr. Stewart was born November 26, 1965 in Buford to Vonda Burke Westgate and the late Cur ...
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.