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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 20th, 2012

Dawson

Melissa Ann Vollrath, 38, Dawsonville
Melissa Ann Vollrath, 38, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday December 19, 2012 following a period of declining health.Mrs. Vollrath was born July 13, 1974 and had been a resident ...

Forsyth

Alan Blair Newton, Sr., 73, Cumming
Alan Blair Newton, Sr., age 73, of Cumming, passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at his residence after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Alan was born ...

Hall

Charles Edwin Sayres III, 55, Gainesville
Dr. Charles Edwin Sayres III (Chuck) passed away on December 20, 2012 at his home in Gainesville, Ga. Chuck was born on May 3, 1957 in Charlotte, N.C. He is preceded in death by hi ...
John Henry Edward Cheeks, 91, Flowery Branch
John Henry Edward Cheeks, 91, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Willow Wood Nursing Center after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Sunday, ...
Richard (Dick) P. Conrad, 85, Gainesville
Richard P. Conrad, "Dick", went home to be with our Lord Thursday, December 20th, 2012. Dick dedicated his lifetime to providing and caring for his wife of nearly 60 year ...

Jackson

Frances Dowell Kelley, 88, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Frances Dowell Kelley, age 88 of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away Thursday, December 20, 2012. Mrs. Kelley was born in Crossplains ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hazel McCrary Buckner, 93, of Talmo, Ga., who passed away Thursday December 20, 2012. Mrs. Buckner was born in Warner, Oklahoma, a da ...

Other

Dozier P. Smith, Jr., 53, Atlanta
Dozier P. Smith, Jr. of Atlanta, age 53, passed away on December 20, 2012. He is survived by his father, Dozier P. Smith, Sr., mother, Helen F. Smith; brother and sister-in-law, Ly ...

White

John Terrell Warwick, 95, Cleveland
John Terrell Warwick age 95 of Cleveland transitioned to his eternal life with God on Thursday December 20, 2012. He passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family who we ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.