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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 29th, 2012

Hall

Mrs. Barbara Collins "Bobbie" Webb, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away January 29, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funera ...
George Emory Merk, 83, Commerce
Mr. George Emory Merk, age 83, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, January 29, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospice House. Mr. Merk was born in Jackson County, GA to the late Hoyt and Alva Ga ...
Harold Dean Vickers, 89, Oakwood
Harold Dean Vickers, age 89 of Oakwood, died peacefully on Sunday, January 29, 2012 of declining health.Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 11:00 am i ...
James Michael Poole, 53, Gillsville
James Michael Poole, age 53 of Gillsville, passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Atlanta Medical Center following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.Funeral services ...
Kenneth Whitmire, 73, Atlanta
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at Pine Crest Baptist Church in Gainesville, GA for Mr. Kenneth Whitmire, age 73, of Roswell. Dr. Tom Davis ...
Leroy Singleton, 82, Gainesville
Leroy Singleton, age 82 of Gainesville, GA., passed away on Sunday, January 29, 2012. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly& Jackson Funeral Home.
Patricia Borders, 56, Gainesville
Patricia Borders, age 56 of Gainesville, GA., passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2012. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly& Jackson Funeral Home.

Lumpkin

Sherman "Chub" Sullens, 59, Dalonega
Mr. Sherman "Chub" Sullens, age 59, of Dahlonega, Georgia died January 29, 2012.He was born in Dahlonega, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his parents, James "B ...

Stephens

Mary Jeanette Moore Crunkleton Childs, 93, Kennesaw, formerly of Toccoa
Mary Jeanette Moore Crunkleton Childs, age 93 of Kennesaw, GA, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Kindred Healthcare in Marietta, GA, and formerly of Toccoa.Born on October 11 ...

White

Audrey Gifford Cabena, 91, Woodstock formerly of Cleveland
Audrey Gifford Cabena, age 91 of Woodstock formerly of Cleveland, passed away Sunday January 29, 2012 at Sunrise Assisted Living. Mrs. Cabena was born March 8, 1920 in Canada to th ...
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.