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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 2nd, 2012

Dawson

Betty C. Wright, 83, Dawsonville
Betty C. Wright, 83, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 2, 2012 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following a sudden illness.Born October 7, 1928 to the late Welmer and Zola C ...
Charles B. "Charlie" Young, 59, Dawsonville
Charles B. "Charlie" Young, 59, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 2, 2012 at his residence following a sudden illness.Born September 29, 1953 in Espanola, New Me ...
Kenneth Lamar Iler, 59, Dawsonville
Mr. Kenneth Lamar Iler, age 59, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Guy Iler. He is survived by his daughter, Kim Jo ...
Wayne "Cabbage" Chester, 62, Dawsonville
Wayne "Cabbage" Chester, 62, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 2, 2012 at his residence.Born April 1, 1950 to the late Earl and Inell Chester, he was a lifelong ...

Gwinnett

Martha J. Eidson, 68, Hoschton
Martha J. Eidson, age 68 of Hoschton, GA died Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Graveside service will be held Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Eidson Family Cemetery, Atlanta, ...

Habersham

Bounkong Kongkeo, 78, Cornelia
Mr. Bounkong Kongkeo, age 78, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Mr. Kongkeo was born on May 10, 1934, in Laos. He was preceded in death by his parents ...

Hall

Connie Fay Smith, 47, Gainesville
Connie Fay Smith, age 47 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled fo ...
Gail Gravitt Phelps, 51, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Gail Gravitt Phelps, age 51, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Phelps and father, James "Bu ...
Kate Holland Bagby, 101, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Kate Holland Bagby, age 101, of Flowery Branch entered into eternal rest with her heavenly father on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at her residence, following a short illness. She ...
Mary Helen Albertson England, age 83 of Chicopee, passed away on Tuesday Morning, October 2, 2012 at New Horizon's West Nursing Home following an extended illness. ...

Other

James Howard Brooks Jr, 56, Carnesville
James Howard Brooks Jr., (Jim) Carnesville, GAJim Brooks, 56, of Carnesville, GA went to be with the Lord October 2, 2012. Visitation will be at Ginn Funeral Home Thursday, 6-8 PM, ...

White

Barbra Aneita Graham, 70, Cleveland
Mrs. Barbra Aneita Graham, age 70, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday October 2, 2012 at her residence.Arrangements to be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.
Joseph Milton Allen, 58, Cleveland
Joseph Milton Allen, age 58 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, October 02, 2012 at Habersham Medical Center. Mr. Allen was born in Cleveland, GA the son of the late Thomas Riley an ...
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.