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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Apr 8th, 2012

Forsyth

Jean Starr Marshall, 73, Cumming
Jean Starr Marshall, age 73, of Cumming, GA, lost her courageous battle with cancer, Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012. Jean moved to Georgia 12 years ago from Gastonia, NC. She was a m ...

Habersham

Betty Elizabeth Grizzle Howard, 76, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Betty Elizabeth Grizzle Howard, age 76, of Clarkesville, will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 12, 2012 from the Clarkesville United Methodist Church. ...
Lorene Collins Goss, 85, Clarkesville
Lorene Collins Goss, age 85, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Mrs. Goss was born on January 14, ...

Hall

Byron Candole, 55, Flowery Branch
Mr. Byron Candole, age 55 of Flowery Branch, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012 Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, Ga, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfu ...
Charles Jones, 55, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Jones age 55, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012. Arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 35, Firstn Street, Hoschton, Ga. 30548, 706- ...
Janice "Shug" Bryant, 53, Gainesville
Janice "Shug" Bryant, age 53 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012 at her residence following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, ...
Robbin Denise Totherow, 51, Gainesville
Mrs. Robbin Denise Totherow, age 51, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012 surrounded by family, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Wedne ...
Russell Edwin Orr, 88, Gainesville
Russell Edwin Orr, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012 at Northside Hospital following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, Apri ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shereline Christian George, age 62, of Hoschton, Georgia, on Sunday, April 8, 2012. Mrs. George was born in Surgionsville, Tennessee ...
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.