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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Mar 6th, 2012

Banks

Patricia Blackburn Andrews, age 61, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Mrs. Andrews was born in Jackson County, on December 5, 1950, to the late Roy and Ruth B ...

Dawson

Laura J. Feagin, 67, Dawsonville
Laura J. Feagin, 67, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday March 6, 2012 at Embracing Hospice following an extended illness.Born October 6, 1944 in Copperhill, Tennessee, she had live ...

Forsyth

Stephen Michael Travis, 46, Cumming
Stephen Michael Travis, 46, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at Gwinnett Medical Center Duluth.The family has not announced the Celebration of Life Memor ...
Sylvi Eloise Goss, 65, Cumming
Sylvi Eloise Goss, 65, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.The family will be announcing a Celebration of Life Memorial Servic ...

Habersham

Sarah M. Cook, 82, Demorest
Sarah Mae Cook, age 82 of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, March 06, 2012, in North Carolina.Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Shady Grove Baptist Ch ...

Hall

Barbara Ann Sparks, 77, Flowery Branch
Barbara Ann Sparks, age 77 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Diane Perry Eller, 62, Gainesville
Mrs. Diane Perry Eller, age 62 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, Mar ...
Eva Louise Wilson, 73, Clermont
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday March 8, 2012 in Christian Hill Baptist Church for, Eva Louise Wilson age 73 of Clermont.Visitation was Wednesday at the funeral ...
Frank McKinney, 87, Gainesville
Mr. Frank McKinney, age 87, of Macon, passed away Tuesday, March 06, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Memorial Services will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 8, 2012 from the ...
Honora M. "Nora" Hyde, 91, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Thursday March 8, 2012 in St. Michael Catholic Church for Honora M. "Nora" Hyde, 91, of Gainesville. Father Gamia Barona will offici ...
Reginald Bill Brady, 83, Ball Ground
Funeral services will be held Friday March 9,2012 at 2:00 p.m. in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel for Reginald Bill Brady age 83 of Ball Ground. Visitation will be Thursday March 8, ...

Jackson

Kevin Chester Barnett, 31, Commerce
Mr. Kevin Chester Barnett, age 31, of Nicholson, GA died Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Barnett was born in Commerce, GA to Terry C. Barnett of Nic ...
Mildred Thomas Seay, 86, Commerce
Mrs. Mildred Thomas Seay, age 86, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Hill Haven Nursing Home.Mrs. Seay was born in Greene County to the late William Marcus and Viola R ...

Lumpkin

Charles Jon Stone, 71, Dahlonega
Charles Jon Stone, 71, of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast in Concord, NC, surrounded by his family. Jon w ...
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.