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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Dec 9th, 2012

Forsyth

Mary Patten, 80, Cumming
Mary Patten, of Cumming, GA, age 80, passed away on December 9, 2012. Mary loved gardening and cooking and was well known for her delicious tea cakes. Mary is preceded in death by ...

Gwinnett

Rachel Bailey Hanes, 85, Buford
Mrs. Rachel Bailey Hanes, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, December 9, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Hanes. She is survived by her brother, Curt ...
Walter Jay Edwards, 92, Buford
Memorial Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday December 12, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Walter Jay Edwards age 92 of Buford. Dr. Sondra Jones will ...

Hall

Brent Lamar Collier, 55, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday December 12, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Brent Lamar Collier age 55 of Gainesville. The Rev. Willard ...

Lumpkin

Betty Joe Burt Mooney, 80, Dahlonega
Mrs. Betty Joe Burt Mooney, age 80, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday December 9, 2012, at Alzheimer's Care Center in Commerce, GA.Betty Jo was born in Dawson County, GA, August 4, ...

Other

Bobbie Mitchell Burns Sullivan, 77, of Carnesville, GA, passed away Sunday morning December 9, 2012, at the Ty Cobb Medical Center, Lavonia, GA.Born November 9, 1935, in Walker Cou ...
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.