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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 24th, 2012

Banks

Maurice "Mike" Allen Wheeler Jr. born April 11, 2012 1978 was unexpectedly lifted into the arms of our Lord on Oct. 24, 2012 at the young age of 34. Originally from Ft. ...

Forsyth

James Michael "Mickey" Sheffield, 55, of Cumming passed away quietly in the morning of October 24, 2012. Born February 17, 1957 in Gainesville, Georgia, he had lived in ...

Gwinnett

Michael "Pop-Pop" Tedesco, 90, a devoted husband, an honorable father and an inspirational grandfather, lost his battle with cancer on Wed. Oct. 24, 2012. He was born in ...

Habersham

Winnie Jones Cheek, 90, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Winnie Jones Cheek, age 90, of Clarkesville, will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Tommy S ...

Hall

Stephen Glen Roberts,, 70, Gainesville
Stephen Glen Roberts, age 70, of Gainesville, went to meet his Lord & Savior on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Veterans Administration Hospital following a sudden illness.Memor ...
Wayne Phillip Burrell, 70, Gainesville
Mr. Wayne Phillip Burrell, age 70, of Gainesville, GA, died Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at his home following an extended illness.Wayne was a Hayesville, NC native who had lived i ...

Jackson

James Chastain, 71, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James William Chastain, 71, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Wednesday October 24, 2012. ...

White

Deborah Estelle Hayden, 50, Cleveland
Mrs. Deborah Estelle Hayden, age 50, of Cleveland passed away on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...
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.