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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 6th, 2011

Banks

Howard Keith Lance, 45, Gillsville
Mr. Howard Keith Lance, age 45 of Gillsville, GA died Saturday, August 6, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Lance was born in Jackson County to William Howard Lance of Jefferson and the ...

Gwinnett

Mary Lindell Hadden, 94, Suwanee
MARY LINDELL HADDEN, 94, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Saturday August 6th, 2011.The family will be announcing a Memorial Service at a later date.Arrangements By Byars Funeral ...

Habersham

Shirley F. Wood, 67, Cornelia
Shirley F. Wood, age 67, of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2011 at her residence.Born in Franklin NC, on June 24, 1944, she was a daughter of the late Sam and Pearl Hucc ...
Shirley Frady Wood, 67, Cornelia
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Shirley Frady Wood, age 67, of Cornelia who passed away Saturday, August 6, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and ...

Hall

Barbara M. Eagan, Gainesville
Barbara M. Eagan of Gainesville died Saturday August 6, 2011. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by Little & Davenport Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Dale Smith, 66, Riverton,Wyoming, formerly of Gainesville
Mr. Dale Smith, 66 of Riverton, Wyoming formerly of Gainesville died July 30, 2011 at his home in Riverton following a long battle with cancer. Graveside services will be held at 1 ...
Evelyn Reu Hawkins, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Evelyn Reu Hawkins, 88 of Gainesville died Saturday August 6, 2011 at her residence. A native of Elizabeth, New Jersey, Mrs. Hawkins was the daughter of the late William and M ...
Mrs. Mary D. Waddell, age 69 of Bryson City, NC, formerly of Hall County passed away Saturday, August 6, 2011 following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be Wednesday, Augu ...
Sandra Olar, 55, Gainesville
Sandra Olar, age 55 of Gainesville, GA died Saturday, August 6, 2011. Arrangements to be announce by Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, 770-536-3251
William Arnold Sellers, Jr., 89, Gainesville
William Arnold "Bill" Sellers, Jr., age 89, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, August 6, 2011, at his residence following a brief illness.Born in Greenville, NC on July ...

Jackson

Billy Joe Wooldridge, 71, Jefferson
Mr. Billy Joe Wooldridge, age 71, of Jefferson, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966.

Lumpkin

Berbie Robinson Harkins, 92, Dahlonega
Mrs. Berbie Robinson Harkins, age 92, of Dahlonega, GA, died Saturday, August 6, 2011 at the Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a sudden illness.Mrs. Harkins ...

White

Edward Cleve Carter, 78, Cleveland
Edward Cleve Carter, age 78, of Cleveland passed away Saturday August 6, 2011 at Northeast Ga Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Carter was born in Habersham County ...
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.