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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 28th, 2011

Forsyth

Antoinette (Toni) Phillips Smith, age 93, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cumming. Toni is preceded in dea ...

Gwinnett

Robert (Bob) H. Diggory, III, age 77, of Dacula, GA, died suddenly on August 28, 2011.Mr. Diggory's body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held on Sat., Sept. 3rd ...

Habersham

Van "Wesley" Dayton, 74, Cornelia
Van "Wesley" Dayton, age 74, Cornelia, Georgia, went to our heavenly home to be with our Lord on Sunday, August 28, 2011 at the residence following an extended illness. ...

Hall

Claude Franklin Garner, Sr, 70, Gainesville
Claude Franklin Garner, Sr., age 70, Gainesville resident since 1996, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011. A native of Waynesboro, Georgia, he received a BA Degree in Accounting f ...
Evalyn Knox Cooper, 83, Gainesville
Evalyn Knox Cooper, age 83, of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, August 28th, 2011. Evalyn was born in Washington, D.C. to the late Rear Admiral Robert W. Knox and Esther Louise Hit ...
Nicholas Daniel Wilbanks, age 18, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Athens Regional Medical Center. He was born April 14, 1993 in Jackson County, GA, son of Rodney L ...
William R. "Bill" Valentine, 84, Gainesville
William R. "Bill" Valentine died at Gainesville on August 28, 2011. He was born on November 25, 1926, in Richmond, Indiana, to Edward John and Anna Richards Valentine. He ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Lillie Elizabeth Parson Mize, 86, of Commerce who died on Sunday at Southern Pines Assisted Living in Maysville. Born in Banks C ...

Lumpkin

John Turner (J.T.) Staton, 72, Dahlonega
John Turner (J.T.) Staton, age 72 of Dahlonega, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Staton was born August 28, 1939 in White County to the ...

Union

Marie Elliott, 80, Suches
Mrs. Marie Elliott, age 80, of Suches, Ga. died August 28, 2011.She was the daughter of the late Jack Holloway and Carrie Woody Holloway. She was also preceded in death by her sist ...

White

Dennis Edward Watkins Jr, 87, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Dennis E. Watkins. Dennis E. Watkins, 87, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011, at home. Born on March 21, ...
William Kenneth "Red" Jones, 90, Sautee-Nacoochee
William Kenneth "Red" Jones, age 90, of Sautee-Nacoochee, Georgia was welcomed into the presence of his Savior on Sunday morning, August 28, 2011.Mr. Jones was born in Ro ...
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.