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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 19th, 2012

Dawson

Clyde Wallace, 71, Dawsonville
Clyde Wallace, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday December 18, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born July 2, 1941 to the late Stowers and Jame ...

Habersham

Serobia Ayers Gerrin, 84, Cornelia
Serobia Ayers Gerrin, age 84, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, at a local care facility.Mrs. Gerrin was born on April 27, 1928, in Banks County, G ...

Hall

Donald John Benish, 52, Gainesville
Donald John Benish, 52, of Gainesville, died December 19, 2012.Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Hwy, Gainesville, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Jackson

Martha June Potts Rankin, 96, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Martha June Potts Rankin, age 96, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.Ms. Rankin was born in the Brockton Commun ...

Lumpkin

Earl Sanford, 67, Dahlonega
Mr. Earl Sanford, age 67, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at his residence in Dahlonega following a brief illness.Earl was a native of Lumpkin County and of the ...

Other

Otis Boling, 84, Alpharetta
Otis Boling, age 84 of Alpharetta passed away, Wednesday, December 19, 2012. He was a life long resident of Forsyth County and a member of Cross Plains Baptist Church in Alpharetta ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
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.