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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Feb 2nd, 2012

Dawson

Robert Bower Stein, 71, Dawsonville
Robert Bower Stein, Sr., 71, of Dawsonville, GA died at Northside Hospital Forsyth on February 1, 2012. Born in Williamsport, PA, he was the son of the late Lewis and Pauline Stein ...

Habersham

William Alfred "Pop" Waycaster, age 88, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2012, at the residence following an extended illness. Mr. Waycaster was ...

Hall

Frances Anglin Mize, 86, Gainesville
Frances Anglin Mize, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at her residence following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, February ...
Mary Valeria Douglas, 85, Cumming
Mary Valeria Douglas, age 85, died peacefully Feb. 2 at Chestnut Ridge Facility in Cumming. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Nicholas Douglas. She is survived by he ...

Jackson

Ronald Lee Monacelli, 49, Hoschton
Mr. Ronald Lee Monacelli age 49, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2012.Ronald loved moyotcycles, his family, building things, playing the drums, his line of work, the beach, and ...
Betty Payne Specht, 77, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Betty Payne Specht, 77, of Commerce who passed away early Thursday morning in Athens at the home of her daughter. Born in Newton ...

Lumpkin

Raymond Joseph Garrison, 86, Dahlonega
Raymond Joseph Garrison, 86, of Dahlonega, GA passed away peacefully at his home on February 2, 2012.Mr. Garrison was born in Englewood NJ on January 18, 1926 to Edmond and Elizabe ...

White

Charles Keith Miller, 55, Cleveland
Charles Keith Miller, age 55 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Miller was born August 18, 1956 in Fulton County to Charl ...
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.