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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Apr 2nd, 2012

Habersham

Gail Dalton Simmemon, age 63, of Simmemon Road, Alto, Georgia, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2012, at her residence. Mrs. Simmemon was born on August 13, 1948, in Jackson County, ...

Hall

Ameko Drummond, 36, Gainesville
Ameko Da'Nice Drummond, age 36 of Gainesville, Ga passed away April 2, 2012. She leaves to cherish: her father Mr. Robert B. Drummond of Greenville, South Carolina, and her mo ...
Gerald C. Turpin, 73, Maysville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday April 5, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Gerald C. Turpin, age 73, of Maysville. The Rev. Johnny Knight wi ...

Lumpkin

Dora Jeweleen Beck, 75, Dahlonega
Dora Jeweleen Beck, age 75, of Dahlonega passed away peacefully on Monday, April 2, 2012, after an approximate 15 year fight with Neuroendocrine Cancer, at Northeast GA Hospice in ...
Joseph Frances" Skip" Martin Jr. 64 of Dahlonega (previously of Somerset, New Jersey) passed away on April 2nd, 2012 at his residence. Joseph had a lifelong love of golf, ...

Stephens

Mozell Davis Toccoa, 96, Toccoa
Mrs. Mozell Cheek Davis, age 96, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away Monday, April 2, 2012, at Stephens County Hospital.A daughter of the late Allen and Lela Davis Cheek, she was born ...

White

Charlie George Thomas, Sr, 95, Cleveland
Charlie George Thomas, Sr., age 95 of Cleveland passed away Monday, April 2, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Thomas was born on March 13, 1917 in Cleveland to the lat ...
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.