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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Dec 3rd, 2012

Banks

Grady Autry, 90, Alto
Grady Autry, age 90, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2012, at Habersham Medical Center. Mr. Autry was born on July 2, 1922, in Alto, Georgia to the late Robert ...
Robert Steven Turpin, 33, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Robert Steven Turpin, 33, of Maysville who passed away early Monday morning at his residence. Born in Jackson County, he was th ...

Gwinnett

Mr. John Leon Adair, Sr., age 81, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, December 3, 2012. He was preceded in death by his first wife in 2005, Ann Judson Adair. He is survived by hi ...

Habersham

Katherine Sperring Strahan English, age 96, of Clarkesville, Georgia, and formerly of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2012. Mrs. English was born on April ...
June Moore Barrett, 79, Cornelia
Mrs. June Moore Barrett, age 79 of Cornelia, passed away Monday, December 3, 2012, at her daughter's residence. Born on May 23, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Akin and ...

Hall

Donna Jean Phillips, 79, Gainesville
Donna Jean Phillips, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are sche ...

Jackson

Bonnie S. Hempton, 54, Hoschton
Bonnie S. Hempton, age 54, of Hoschton passed away Monday, December 3, 2012. Memorial Services will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Loganville Church of God, 165 Chu ...

Other

Thomas Jeffrey Stapleton, 55, Waco, TX.
Thomas Jeffrey Stapleton, 55, of Waco, Texas passed away Sunday, November 25th at Providence Hospital in Waco.Tommy Stapleton was born October 4, 1957 in Demorest, GA to James and ...

White

Robert "Bob" Peter Winkel, 78, Cleveland
Robert "Bob" Peter Winkel of Cleveland, formerly of Lula, Georgia went home to be with Lord December 3rd, 2012. He passed away at North East Georgia Medical Center after ...
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.