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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Nov 2nd, 2012

Dawson

Carl Edward Davis, 86, Dawsonville
Carl Edward Davis, 86, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Friday November 2, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.Born December 29, 1925 in Hagerstown, MD to the late Ro ...

Forsyth

Karen Melinda Zimmer, age 29 of Forsyth County, GA, passed away Friday, November 2, 2012. Survivors include husband, Andy Zimmer of Gainesville; parents, Jim and Linda Bishop of Cu ...
Marcus Sams, 64, Cumming
Marcus Sams, age 64 of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, November 2, 2012 along with his beloved pet and constant companion, Bella. Marcus was a member of Pine Crest Baptist Church ...
Mickey Puckett, 53, Cumming
Mickey Puckett, 53, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday, November 2nd, 2012 very unexpectedly. The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 from the ...

Gwinnett

Robert Rob Mixon, 33, Duluth
Mr. Robert Rob Mixon, age 33, of Duluth, GA passed away on Friday, November 2, 2012. Mixon was born February 19, 1979 in Spring, TX.He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Mi ...

Habersham

Patricia Lois Stanton, 71, Demorest
Patricia Lois Stanton, age 71, of Demorest, Georgia passed away Friday, November 2, 2012. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2012, at the Paola Wesley ...

Hall

Mr. Gordon Matthew Murtaugh, Sr. of Gainesville died Friday November 2, 2012. Services are incomplete and will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawson ...
Marjorie C. Peck, 93, Flowery Branch
Marjorie C. Peck, age 93 of Flowery Branch, Georgia, died Friday November 2, 2012. Funeral Service will be held Monday, November 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chap ...
Mr. Milton "Milt" Gray Campbell, Sr., age 78, of Gainesville, Georgia, formerly of Plainfield, New Jersey, passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his lovin ...

Jackson

Tina Arvilene Ashe, 22, Hoschton
Tina Arvilene Ashe, age 22 of Hoschton, Georgia died Friday, November 02, 2012 after a sudden illness.Funeral services will be held Monday, November 5, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Rock of ...

Lumpkin

Robert McDonald, 83, Dahlonega
Mr. Robert McDonald, age 83, of Dahlonega, GA, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, GA.Robert was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. ...
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.