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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 9th, 2012

Habersham

Angela Leigh Williams, 54, Demorest
Angela Leigh Williams, age 54 of Demorest, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at Peachtree Christian Hospice, Duluth, following a brief illness. Funeral ...
Vesta Charles Shirley, 91, Baldwin
Vesta Charles Shirley, age 91, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. Ms. Shirley was born on August 25, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Edna Taylor ...

Hall

Catherine Pierce Gibbs, 93, Gainesville
Catherine Pierce Gibbs passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012.Catharine is preceded in death by her parents Harold and Mary Otwell Pierce; husband, Lonnie Gibbs; sisters, Mary Ric ...
Clara Belle Williamson,, 87, Gainesville
Clara Belle Williamson, age 87 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday Morning, October 9, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
David T. Freeman, Jr., 35, Gainesville
David T. Freeman, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012.Born in Atlanta Ga., he had lived in DeKalb County, Clayton County and in Hall County since 1991. He was the son of t ...
Fannie Paulette Loggins, 91, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2012 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mrs. Fannie Paulette Loggins, 91, of Gainesville w ...
Jennifer Lauren Reed, 31, Flowery Branch
Jennifer Lauren Reed, age 31 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at VistaCare Hospice at Emory, following an extended illness. Funeral services ar ...
John Mark Bridges, 57, Lula
Mr. John Mark Bridges, 57 of Lula died Tuesday October 9, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Bridges was the son of the late Geor ...

Lumpkin

Doris Jones Nelson, 75, Dahlonega
Doris Jones Nelson, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA died Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at UPAC of Lanier.Mrs. Jones was born September 2, 1937 in Asheville, NC to Floyd and Mattie Kay Dyer Jon ...

Other

Clyde Nelson Fitzpatrick, 96, Danielsville
Mr. Clyde Nelson Fitzpatrick, age 96, of Danielsville, GA died Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Fitzpatrick was born in Madison County to the late Ernest Obediah an ...

White

Vincent Arthur McCusker, 92, Cleveland
Vincent "Mac" McCusker, 92, joined his wife of 67 years, Margaret Lucy, in everlasting peace, on October 9, 2012. Vincent was born April 27, 1920 in Dunbar, Fayette Coun ...
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
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.