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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 23rd, 2012

Banks

Anthony Vento, 67, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces the death of Anthony Vento, 67, of Homer who passed away at his residence on Friday. Born in Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Anthon ...

Forsyth

Ella Rose Gravitt, Inf, Cumming
Ella Rose Gravitt went to be with Jesus on October 23, 2012, at 2:30 PM. Holding her was one of the best feelings of our lives. We have loving memories of her squeezing our finge ...

Gwinnett

Betty Jo Wetherington, 84, Dacula
Mrs. Betty Jo Wetherington, age 84, of Dacula, GA and formerly of Lakeland, FL passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Wethering ...
Gregory "Todd" Peck, 47, Lawrenceville
Gregory "Todd" Peck, age 47 of Lawrenceville, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral service ...

Habersham

Harlard Donald Galloway,, 73, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mr. Harlard Donald Galloway, age 73, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 25, 2012 from Shirley Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Dennis Ledf ...

Hall

Bobby David Pittman, age 68 of Lula, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at Landmark Hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, ...
Mark Arnold Perdue, 63, Gainesville
Mark Arnold Perdue, age 63 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday morning, October 23, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
Mary Ruth Duckett Welborn, age 96, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Mrs. Welborn was born on May 27, 1916, in Habersham County, Georgia; daughter of ...
Reba Ramsey Rich, 94, Gainesville
Mrs. Reba Ramsey Rich, age 94, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at New Horizons North.Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 26, 2012 in ...
Rev. Harold Thornhill, 82, Flowery Branch
Rev. Harold Thornhill, age 82, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleve and Flarra Burel Thornhill; brothers, ...

Jackson

Shirley Laverne Gearing, 64, Nicholson
Mrs. Shirley Laverne Gearing, age 64, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at Grandview Nursing Home. Mrs. Gearing was born in Athens to the late Chester and Mary Damr ...
Virgil Douglass Moore, 77, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Virgil Douglass Moore, age 77, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, October 22, 2012.Mr. Moore was born in Sardis, Mississippi, a ...
Wes Whitlock, 76, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Wes Whitlock, age 76, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Mr. Whitlock was born in Jefferson, GA, a son to the ...

Lumpkin

Alvin Lee Marlow, 22, Dahlonega
Alvin Lee Marlow, age 22, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA following a long battle with Cystic Fibrosis.Alv ...

Other

William "Red" Hill, 81, Alpharetta
William "Red" Hill, age 81 of Alpharetta, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Survivors include his wife, Louise Hill of Alpharetta; sons and daughters-in-law, Russell ...
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.