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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Dec 31st, 2012

Dawson

Jeanette Loraine Foster, 62, Dawsonville
Jeanette Loraine Foster, 62, of Dawsonville passed away Monday December 31, 2012 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born October 30, 1950 in Ft. Worth, Texas, ...

Forsyth

Edward John DeLoughy, 68, Cumming
Edward John DeLoughy, of Cumming, GA, age 68, passed away on December 31, 2012. Edward was born July 3, 1944 in Morristown, NJ to Muriel Wyckoff DeLoughy and Edward John DeLoughy. ...

Gwinnett

Sarah McDaniel Martin, 77, Buford
Sarah McDaniel Martin, age 77, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, December 31, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Osburn Martin. She is survived by her children, Dew ...

Habersham

Amerest Terrell Gerrell, 83, Cornelia
Mr. Amerest Terrell Gerrell, age 85, of the Fairview Community, Demorest, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, December 31, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Cente ...

Hall

Edward Lamar Cantrell, 51, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at Trinity CME Church for Mr. Edward Lamar Cantrell, 51, of Gainesville. Those wishing to send online condole ...
Jeanette Martin Hughes, 76, Gainesville
   At 12:31 am on December 31st 2012, all of Heaven rejoiced as the angels received one of their own when God called home Jeanette Hughes. If you w ...
Lesley Loy "Cotton" Watkins, 56, Gainesville
Lesley Loy "Cotton" Watkins, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
Lessie Pless Miller Brewer, 97, Gainesville
Lessie Pless Miller Brewer entered the church triumphant on the early morning of December 31, 2012, at the wonderful age of 97. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Ja ...
Margaret L. Hyatt, 57, Gainesville
Ms. Margaret L. Hyatt, age 57, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012 as a result of a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Her family and friends were by he ...

Jackson

Jerry Lee Scott, Jr.,, 38, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jerry Lee Scott, Jr., 38, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Monday December 31, 2012. Mr. Lee was born in Silver City, New Mexico, a s ...
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.