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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 20th, 2012

Forsyth

Ralph Everett Thompson, 89, Cumming
Ralph Everett Thompson, 89, of Cumming, died Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Northside Forsyth Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorcas McCleskey Thompson. Funeral s ...
Terry Douglas Wooten, 62, Cumming
Terry Douglas Wooten, age 62 of Cumming, GA, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 20, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Dorothy (Shadrick) Wooten; a ...

Gwinnett

Charlotte Hall Shepherd, 88, Sugar Hill
Mrs. Charlotte Hall Shepherd, age 88, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard H. Shepherd, Jr. She is survive ...

Habersham

Dennis Claude Thompson, 65, Commerce
Dennis Claude Thompson, age 65, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, October 20, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mr. Thompson was born in Jackson County to Nancy Inez Perry Thompson o ...

Hall

Rose Marie Crow Hulsey, 49, Gainesville
Rose Marie Crow Hulsey, age 49 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...
Mr. Rudolph "Rudy" Riddlehoover, age 61, of Braselton, GA and formerly of Duluth, GA passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012. He is survived by his wife of forty-three ...

Other

Jeffery Alan Smoot, 57, Atlanta
Jeffery Alan Smoot, age 57, of Atlanta passed away Saturday, October 20, 2012. He is survived by his sister Cindy Smoot George and her husband Eddie of Hoschton. Jeff was formerl ...

White

Taylen Leigh Foster, Inf, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Taylen Leigh Foster, infant of Cleveland. Taylen passed away Saturday October 20, 2012. A graveside service is scheduled ...
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.