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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Oct 22nd, 2012

Dawson

Kristina Martin, 33, Dawsonville
Kristina Martin, 33, of Dawsonville passed away Monday October 22, 2012.Born June 26, 1979 in Manchester, GA, she had lived in Dawson County for the past 4 months having moved from ...

Forsyth

Marilyn Porter, 65, Cumming
Marilyn Porter, 65, died October 22, 2012 at her home in Cumming, Georgia. Marilyn was born on November 29, 1946 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Marilyn taught elementary school for 30 y ...

Gwinnett

Ruby Cofer Buice, 91, Buford
Mrs. Ruby Cofer Buice, age 91, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, October 22, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husbands, James Henry Cofer and Cavard Buice; and son, James ...

Jackson

Aaron Leon Appling, 89, Commerce
Mr. Aaron Leon Appling age 89 of Commerce died Monday, October 22, 2012 at his residence.Mr. Appling was born in Alpharetta to the late, Lonnie R. and Bertie Lee Bruce Appling. Mr ...

Other

John Knox Martin, 70, Royston
John Knox Martin, 70, of the Cromer's Mill Community, passed away Monday morning October 22, 2012. Born February 25, 1942, in Franklin County, he was the son of the late Garla ...
Nicolina Dorlores "Nellie" Sanfilippo, 94, of Marietta, GA died on October 22, 2012. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Giovannia Pero ...

White

Jack Hugh Chesney, 84, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Jack Hugh Chesney, age 84 of Oakwood. Mr. Chesney passed away Monday October 22, 2012. A Memorial Mass is scheduled f ...
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.