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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Sep 2nd, 2011

Banks

Lee Martin, 60, Commerce
Lee Martin, 60, of Watkinsville passed away September 2, 2011, at St. Anne's Hospital in Athens.Born in Moultrie, Ga.,he was the son of Arlene Martin and the late Otha Leroy M ...

Habersham

Cliff Raymond Brannon Jr., 57, of Morrow GA, passed away Friday, September 2, 2011 at the Vitas Hospice.Born in Demorest, GA on August 15, 1954, he was a son of Marilyn Hardy Brann ...
DWIGHT DEAN BOOTH, 53, Clarkesville
DWIGHT DEAN BOOTH, 53, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on September 2nd, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was a Paramedic/ Firefighter with Lumpkin County and a ...

Hall

David DeLong, 55, Gainesville
Mr. David "Butch" DeLong, 55, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, September 2, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Macon, GA on December 24, 1955 he was the ...
Frank Turk, 78, Oakwood
Frank Turk, 78, of Gainesville and Oakwood, passed away Friday, September 2, 2011.Funeral services will be held Monday, September 5, 2011, at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Little & ...
James Andrew England, 73, Gainesville
James Andrew England, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday Morning, September 2, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Funeral services are ...
Mattie Mae Jordon, NA, Gainesville
Mattie Mae Jordon, of Gainesville, Passed Away Friday August 2, 2011. Arraignments to be Announced by Ward's Funeral Home 758 Main St. Gainesville www.wardsfh.com
Mittie Mae Teasley Jordan, 93, Gainesville
Mittie Mae Teasley Jordan, 93, of Gainesville passed on Friday September 2, 2011. Home Going Services will be held 10:00 am Wednesday September 7, 2011 at Antioch Baptist Church ...

Jackson

Ambray Sorrow, 79, Commerce
Mr. Ambray Sorrow, age 79, of Commerce, GA died Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 at Northridge Health and Rehab. Mr. Sorrow was born in Jackson County to the late Osie and Lila Slater Sorrow ...
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.