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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 1st, 2012

Forsyth

Charles William Sterling Sr., age 88, of Forsyth County, passed away, Saturday, December 01, 2012. He was a member of Community Christian Church where he served as a Deacon for man ...
Clay Cowart, 91, Cumming
Rev. Clay Cowart, of Cumming, GA, age 91, passed away on December 1, 2012. Clay was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his wife, Edith Kate Lawson Cow ...
Raymond Stephen Carver, 83, Cumming
Mr. Raymond Stephen Carver, age 83, of Cumming passed away Saturday, December 1, 2012. A native of Atlanta, Mr. Carver was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and retired ...

Habersham

MRS. ROSELL P. BARRON, age 83 of Alto, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 01, 2012 at her residence.Born on April 24, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Emma Passmore. Mrs ...

Hall

Lois Fauscett Griffin, 88, Gillsville
Lois Fauscett Griffin, 88, of Gillsville died Saturday December 1, 2012 following a sudden illness. She was born in Gillsville to the late Augustus and Carrie Fauscett. She was a ...
Myrtle Louise "Dese" Whitmire, age 93 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
Richie Vann Franklin, 52, Gainesville
Richie Vann Franklin, age 52 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, Decem ...

Jackson

JW Skelton, 86, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. J.W. Skelton, age 86, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2012. Mr. Skelton was born in Jackson County, a son to th ...

Lumpkin

Dudley Davis, 54, Dahlonega
Dudley Davis, age 54, of Dahlonega, GA, died Saturday December 1, 2012, at his home following an extended illness.Dudley was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. Dudle ...
Robert Carl Cripe, Dahlonega
Col. USAF (Retired) Robert Carl Cripe of Dahlonega, Georgia, previously of Centerville, Georgia, passed away December 1, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Bob lived a full ...
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.