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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 17th, 2012

Barrow

Judge William Henry Cooper Jr. age 98 passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012. He was a United States Army Veteren. He was survived by his wife, Helen P. Cooper and son, William H ...

Forsyth

Bernice Willene Watson Majors, age 91 and a native of Forsyth County, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012. She was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in de ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Edna "Bunny" Holland Piedra, age 49, of Norcross, GA passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. She is survived by her husband, Felipe Piedra Gonzalez, Norcross, G ...

Hall

Mrs. Carianne "Kay" (Upchurch) Shubert, age 76 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. ...
Darryl Andrew Cain, 45, Flowery Branch
Mr. Darryl Andrew Cain, 45 of Flowery Branch died Wednesday October 17, 2012. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Cain had lived in Hall County for most of his life. He was a graduate o ...
Gary J. Gallo, 70, Flowery Branch
Mr. Gary J. Gallo, age 70, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Vista Care Hospice, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Satur ...
Nancy Nichole (Nikki) Craig, 27, Flowery Branch
Nancy Nichole "Nikki" Craig, age 27, of Flowery Branch, GA left us on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 with her family by her side. Nikki was born July 8, 1985 in Riverdale, G ...
Ollie Wilson, 96, Gainesville
Ollie Wilson, 96, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday October 17, 2012 following a period of declining health.Born February 23, 1916 in Lumpkin County to the late William Henry an ...

Jackson

Mr. Richard Howell (Rick) Cochran, age 57, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Cochran was born in Commerce to Gladys Hardy Coc ...

Other

Wardell Lewis, 72, Columbus
Wardell Lewis passed away Wednesday, October 17th 2012 at the Columbus Hospice in Columbus, GA, due to an illness. Wardell "Good Time" Lewis was a friendly spirited and ...

Rabun

Kathy Darnell Welch, 45, Clayton
Kathy Darnell Welch of Clayton, Georgia passed away on Thursday, October 17th, 2012 after a courageous fight against cancer. Kathy was born on April 3, 1967 to the late George M. a ...
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.