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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jan 2nd, 2012

Dawson

Gene C. Potts, 66, Dawsonville
Gene C. Potts, 66, of Dawsonville passed away Monday December 19, 2011 at his residence following a short illness.Born June 3, 1945 in Atlanta, GA to the late Joe and Maudie Potts, ...

Forsyth

Hiroaki Iwamoto, 85, Cumming
The family is planning a Celebration of Life Memorial Service. The final arrangements will be announced once completed.Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home & Cremation Services, ...

Habersham

Mark D. Petrella, 53, Clarkesville
Mark D. Petrella, 53, of Clarkesville, GA died on January 2, 2012. Born in Beaver Falls, PA, he was the son of Thomas and Helen Petrella.He is survived by his brothers, Pete (Kath ...

Hall

John F. Turner, 33, Gainesville
John F. Turner, 33, of Fayetteville, GA passed away Monday, January 2, 2012. John was born August 6, 1978 in Rochester, NY to John M. & Christine M. Richards Turner. He was a ...
Pauline Wheeler, 95, Clermont
Funeral services are scheduled for, Pauline Wheeler age 95 of Clermont. Funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday Jan. 5, 2012 in Wahoo Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church ...

Jackson

Mrs. Willie Mae Collins, 94, Nicholson
Mrs. Willie Mae Collins, age 94, of Nicholson, GA died Monday, January 2, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospice House. Mrs. Collins was born in Jackson County to the late Milton and Luc ...

Lumpkin

Tammy Lynn Dowdle, 48, Dahlonega
Mrs. Tammy Lynn Dowdle, age 48, of Dahlonega, Ga. died January 2, 2012.Tammy was born in Commerce, Ga. She lived in Dahlonega for most of her life. She was preceded in death by a s ...
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.