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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Oct 31st, 2012

Dawson

James Dean (Jim) Howard, 77, Dawsonville
James Dean (Jim) Howard, age 77 of Dawsonville, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012. He was retired from Norfolk Southern Railway after 38 years of service. He was preceded in ...

Forsyth

Dorothy Bell Watson, 87, Cumming
Dorothy Bell Watson, age 87, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Forsyth County. Dorot ...

Habersham

Arnold Lee Franklin, 71, Mt Airy
Arnold Lee Franklin, age 71 of Mt. Airy, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on October 21, 1941, he was the son ...

Hall

Ernest Delmar "Red" Loggins, age 74 of Lula, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Loggins was born April 17, 1938 i ...
Michael Ware, 60, Gainesville
Mr. Michael Ware, age 60 of Gainesville, GA passed away on October 31, 2012. He leaves to cherish his memories his memories three daughters: Amy Millsap, Shaneka (Glenn) Ware Wells ...
Roddy Dangar, 73, Gainesville
Rodrick "Roddy" Dangar age 73 of Gainesville passed away Wednesday October 31, 2012.Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Jackson

Young (Y.D.) Maddox, 77, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Young (Y.D.) Maddox, Jr., 77, of Jefferson, GA and Marietta, GA (since January 2006) left this life for his heavenly home on October 3 ...

Other

B. Alton McCarty, 79, Comer
Ivie Funeral Home, Madison County Chapel in Danielsville, announces memorial services for B. Alton McCarty, 79, of Comer who passed away early Wednesday morning at the Athens Regio ...
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.