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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Oct 18th, 2012

Forsyth

Else Marie "Schultz" Metcalfe passed quietly in the evening on October 18, 2012. "Schultz" was born in Charleroi Pennsylvania on December 31, 1934. She was the ...
Ruth Beatrice Rider, 89, Cumming
Ruth Beatrice Rider, 89, of Cumming, GA died at Embracing Hospice House on October 18, 2012. Born in Oglethorpe, GA she was the daughter of the late Coile and Lillian Esco.Ruth an ...

Hall

Alton M. Pete Davenport, 89, Gainesville
Mr. Alton M. "Pete" Davenport, 89 of Gainesville died Thursday October 18, 2012.A native of Hall County, Mr. Davenport was the son of the late John Morgan and Lillie Bell ...
Barbra Casey, Gainesville
Ms. Barbra Casey was born to her Father J.C. Casey and mother Jessie Mae Casey. Her parents preceded her in death along with her brother: Glen Ray Casey, one sister: Rebecca Casey ...
Maria Antonia Acuna, 53, Gainesville
Maria Antonia Acuna, age 53 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled f ...
Warren Cochran, 48, Gainesville
A True Solider of God: Mr. Warren Cochran was born on December 29, 1963 to the late Lester and Charlie Mae Cochran. Warren Cochran was a graduate of Gainesville High School. War ...

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Henry Ford Coffey, 82, Cleveland
Henry Ford Coffey, age 82 of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at his residence following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, October 21, ...
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.