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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Dec 4th, 2012

Banks

Mary Frances King Kinsey,age 66, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at her residence following an extended illness.Ms. Kinsey was born on November 12, 1946 ...

Dawson

Delbert H. Tow, 67, Dawsonville
Delbert H. Tow, 67, of Dawsonville passed away December 4, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.Born March 21, 1945 in Lumpkin County to the late Oscar and Nellie To ...

Forsyth

Velvie C. Kirby, 79, Cumming
Velvie C. Kirby, age 79 of Cumming, passed away, Tuesday, December 4, 2012. She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great gra ...

Gwinnett

Edmund Park Langley, Jr., known as Ed to his family and friends, joined his wife of 47 years, Elaine; parents, Edmund Sr. and Evora; and brother, Wiley in heaven on Tuesday, Decemb ...

Hall

Bernice Nix Palmer, 95, Gainesville
Mrs. Bernice Nix Palmer age 96 of Clermont passed away Tuesday December 4, 2012 at a private healthcare following an extended illness.Mrs. Palmer was born in Arnoldsville, GA to th ...
Morris E. Thompson, 76, Cumming
Morris E. Thompson, of Cumming, GA, age 76, passed away on December 4, 2012. Morris was an outdoorsman that loved the Atlanta Braves and Nascar. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptis ...
Thomas M. Keith, 84, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas M. Keith, age 84, of Gainesville, GA passed away December 4, 2012.A Memorial service is scheduled for Friday, December 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Bible Baptist Church145 C ...

Jackson

Rickey Mark Hales, 53, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Rickey Mark Hales, age 53, of Commerce, GA who passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Mr. Hales was born in Asheville, NC, a son to ...
William Howell Bray, 58, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for William Howell Bray, 58, of Martin who passed away at the Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center on Monday. Born in Franklin County, h ...

White

Amy E. Olsen, 82, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Amy Ethel Olsen, age 82 of Cleveland. Mrs. Olsen passed away Tuesday December 4, 2012. Private services are being pl ...
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.