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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Apr 1st, 2012

Hall

Edward "Ed" Eugene Lewis, 72, Gainesville
Edward Eugene Lewis (Ed), 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, went home peacefully during an afternoon nap to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, April 1, 2012. He was born in Mille ...
Jewell Dean Stargel Smith, 81, Gainesville
Jewell Dean Stargel Smith, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral se ...
Ray E. Bridger, 80, Gainesville
Mr. Ray E. Bridger, age 80, of Gainesville entered his Heavenly Home on Sunday, April 1, 2012, surrounded by family, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 11:00 a. ...

Jackson

Claude Wesley Lynn, 65, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Claude Wesley Lynn, 65, of Commerce, Ga. who passed away Saturday March 31, 2012 at his residence.Mr. Lynn was born March 18, 1947 in ...
Mary Louise Borders, 65, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Louise Borders, age 65, of Hoschton, GA, who passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2012. Mrs. Borders was born in Atlanta, GA, a daugh ...

White

Ricky Joel McDuffie, 43, Cleveland
Ricky Joel McDuffie, age 43 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012. Mr. McDuffie was born June 04, 1968 in Jackson County. He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmy J ...
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.