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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 25th, 2012

Forsyth

Foster Lionel Potts, 88, Cumming
Foster Lionel Potts, of Cumming, GA, age 88, passed away on Christmas Day, December 25, 2012. F.L. retired after 28 years of service from Georgia Power and was the owner of F.L. Po ...

Gwinnett

Norma Lee McDonald, 84, Buford
Mrs. Norma Lee McDonald, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill McDonald; parents, Booker and Floyce Lee; a ...
Sheila Ray Aycock, 56, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Sheila Ray Aycock, age 56, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 25, 2012. She is survived by her husband of forty-one years, Erwin Aycock, Lawrenceville, GA; ...

Hall

Ben Marlyn Mason, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Ben Marlyn Mason, 82 of Gainesville died Tuesday December 25, 2012 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Mason was the son of the late Gordon and Nellie Mar ...
Ernest Whatley Higgins, Jr, 69, Gainesville
Ernest Whatley Higgins, Jr. of Gainesville, Georgia, died quietly at home the evening of Tuesday, December 25, 2012. Ernie is survived by his wife, Chris Pepper; his mother, Jane B ...
John Lawton Hatcher, 78, Gainesville
Mr. John Lawton Hatcher, age 78, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are schedule ...

Lumpkin

James Henry "Buck" Berry, 62, Dahlonega
Mr. James Henry "Buck" Berry, age 62, of Dahlonega, GA, died Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at the Atlanta VA Medical Center."Buck" was born in Hall County and had ...
Mildred Roberta (Jones) Bostwick, 86, of Dahlonega, formerly of Duluth, GA, passed peacefully on Christmas morning, December 25,2012. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Ja ...
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.