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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Dec 21st, 2012

Banks

Ruth K. Cash, 97, Maysville
Mrs. Ruth K. Cash, age 97 of Maysville died Friday, December 21, 2012 at her residence.Mrs. Cash was born in Banks County to the late George Mason and Sudie Cochran Kesler. Mrs. Ca ...

Forsyth

Lynn Arlene Brech, 70, Cumming
Lynn Arlene Brech, age 70, of Cumming, GA died December 21, 2012. A native of New York, she moved to Georgia 23 years ago. Mrs. Brech was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Sh ...

Gwinnett

Walter Clure Jr.,, 82, Sugar Hill
Mr. Walter Clure Jr., age 82, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, December 21, 2012.He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter, Sr. and Erma Samples Clure; and brother, J ...

Habersham

Carolyn Dixon Smith, 90, Clarkesville
Funeral Services for Carolyn Dixon Smith, age 90, of Clarkesville will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Hillside Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Lisa Graves, Rev. Robi ...
Melvin Shane Stephens, 46, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Melvin Shane Stephens, age 46, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, December 24, 2012 from the Hollywood Baptist Church. Rev. Tim Tanner and Pas ...

Hall

Corey Scott Appling, 29, Buford
Mr. Corey Scott Appling, age 29, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, December 21, 2012 from an automobile accident in Barrow County, GA. He is survived by his parents, Tim and Bev ...
Marvin Saul Orenstein, 91, Gainesville
Marvin Saul Orenstein, age 91, Gainesville, GA died December 21, 2012. Survivors include his daughter, Linda Orenstein, Atlanta; daughter and son-in-law, Temme Orenstein Schooler a ...
Vera Earls, 86, Gainesville
Ms. Vera Earls, 86 of Gainesville passed away on December 21, 2012. Funeral Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.

Jackson

Jerry Austin Daves, 67, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Jerry Austin Daves, 67, of Commerce who passed away early Friday morning at the Athens Regional Medical Center. Born in Clark C ...

White

Richard "Dick" Arnold,, 87, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Richard "Dick" Arnold, who passed away on December 17th 2012 in his beloved Mountains of North-Eastern Georgia ...
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.