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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jan 7th, 2012

Dawson

Mary McRoberts Walsh, 63, Dawsonville
Mary McRoberts Walsh, 63, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday December 17, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.Born December 15, 1948 in St. Petersburg, FL to the l ...

Hall

Carolyn Teresa Yawn, 49, Gainesville
Carolyn Teresa Yawn, age 49 of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at her residence peacefully in her sleep. Memorial services are schedule ...
Cathy Lynn Conley, 53, Gainesville
Cathy Lynn Conley, 53, of Gainesville passed away on Jan. 7, 2012 at her residence following a extended battle with Brain Cancer.Mrs. Conley was born May 22, 1958 in Charlotte NC. ...

Jackson

Ronnie Dale Westbrook, 57, Commerce
Mr. Ronnie Dale Westbrook, age 57, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, January 07, 2012 at Northridge Medical Center. Mr. Westbrook was born in Biloxi, MS to the late Leonard Dave and ...

White

John Robert Hughes, 87, Cleveland
John Robert Hughes, 87, of Cleveland, Georgia passed away at his residence on Saturday, January 7th, 2012. His loving family was at his side. John was a veteran of the United State ...
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.