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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Mar 5th, 2012

Dawson

Charles William McGrath Jr., 83, of Big Canoe passed away on Monday, March 5th, 2012 with his loving family at his side. He was a veteran of the United States Navy.No arrangements ...

Forsyth

Lewis Coleman Puryear, 53, Cumming
Lewis Coleman Puryear, 53, of Atlanta, Georgia passed away on Monday, March 5th, 2012 at Piedmont Hospital. He was a veteran on the United States Marine Corps. The family will be a ...
Linda Lou Lane, 57, Cumming
Linda Lou Lane, age 57 of Forsyth County, passed away Monday, March 5, 2012. She was a member of Canaan Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie Clay and G ...

Habersham

Willie Ray Nicholson, 86, Clarkesville
Willie Ray Nicholson, 86 of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, March 05, 2012 at Habersham Medical Center from natural causes.Born May 22, 1925 in Habersham County, he was the son o ...

Hall

Billie A. Freeman, 76, Gainesville
Billie A. Freeman, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2012 at her son's residence following an extended illness. Private funeral services and ...
Marie Moors, 101, Oakwood
Mrs. Marie Moors, age 101, of Oakwood, passed away Monday, March 5, 2012. Arrangements Pending. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 is ...
Sharon Hartley Dorsey, age 60 of Talmo, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Graveside services are sc ...

Jackson

Era T. Perry, 91, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Era T. Perry, 91, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Monday March 5, 2012. Funeral Services are pending at this time. Evans Funeral ...
Era Terry Perry, 91, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Era Terry Perry, age 91 of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away Monday, March 5, 2012. Mrs. Perry was born in Jackson County, Georgia ...
Mary L. Puckett, 86, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary L. Puckett, age 86, of Jefferson, formerly of Norcross, who passed away Monday March 5, 2012. Mrs. Puckett was preceded in death ...

White

Jack Sutton, 78, Cleveland
Mr. Jack Sutton, age 78, of Cleveland, passed away Monday, March 05, 2012 at Northeast GA Medical Center following an extended illness.Mr. Sutton was born on October 10, 1933 to th ...
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.