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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Sep 1st, 2011

Gwinnett

Lawrence Bennett, 78, Lawrenceville
Mr. Lawrence Bennett, age 78, of Lawrenceville, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, ww ...

Habersham

Barbara Jane Tench Hellard, age 74, of Baldwin, Georgia went home to be with our Lord on Thursday, September 1, 2011, following an extended illness. Mrs. Hellard was born in Gaston ...
Charles "Chuck" F. Spear, 85, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Charles "Chuck" F. Spear, age 85, of Clarkesville, will be held on Friday, September 9, 2011, at 11:00 AM from the St. Mark Catholic Church. Burial ...

Hall

Mrs. Rhonda Victoria "Vickie" Forrester Rice, age 60, of Gainesville went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, September 1, 2011 following an extended illness.Funeral se ...

Jackson

Dr. DeWitt T. Cox, 80, Hoschton
Dr. DeWitt T. Cox, age 80, of Hoschton went to be with his heavenly father on Thursday, September 1, 2011. A celebration of his life and ministry will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, Se ...

White

John Miller Clark, 88, Sautee
Dr. John Miller Clark MD age 88 of Sautee-Nacoochee, GA passed away Thursday, September 01, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Dr. Clark was born in Shorewood Wisconsin to t ...
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.