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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Nov 5th, 2012

Banks

Beatrice Norton Simmons, age 87, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012. Mrs. Simmons was born on September 6, 1925, in Banks County, Georgia; daughter of the lat ...

Gwinnett

Richard H. Cross, 63, Suwanee
Mr. Richard H. Cross, age 63, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Wood Cross; mother, Naomi Bernice Peel Cross; an ...

Habersham

Alfred A. Staples, 96, Demorest
Rev. Alfred A. Staples, 96, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012. Rev. Staples was born in Bath, Maine on January 24, 1916, to the late William Alfred and A ...

Hall

Eleanor Elizabeth Kendall Seabolt, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed from this world on Monday, November 5, 2012. At her side and to the end, angels - her loving husband and daughters ...
Rebecca Jean Lacey Pirkle, 67, Flowery Branch
Beloved mother and 'Grammy Becky' Rebecca Jean Lacey Pirkle, 67, of Flowery Branch, GA., passed away on Monday, November 5, 2012, at her home following a period of declin ...

Jackson

James Thomas Martin, 83, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for James Thomas Martin, 83, of Commerce who passed away early Monday morning at the Northridge Health and Rehab Center in Commerce. ...
Kevin Ray Meis, 43, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Kevin Ray Meis, 43, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Nov. 5, 2012. Mr. Meis was born in Edmonds, Washington and son of Mrs. Margie Ne ...

Lumpkin

Joe Sullens, 82, Dahlonega
Mr. Joe Sullens, age 82, of Dahlonega, GA died Monday, November 5, 2012 at his home following an extended illness.Mr. Sullens 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.