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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 12th, 2012

Dawson

Winford Jake Mills, 72, Dawsonville
Mr. Winford Jake Mills, age 72, of Dawsonville, GA died Friday May 11, 2012, at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega, GA.Mr. Mills was born January 17, 1940 in Cumming, GA. H ...

Forsyth

Marvin L. Jett, 83, Cumming
Marvin L. Jett, age 83, of Cumming passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012. He was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. Marvin is preceded in death by his wife, Aby Akins Jett. Surv ...
Mildred Louise Hardin, 80, Decatur
Mildred "Millie" Louise Hardin, 80 of Decatur, GA passed away May 12, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard H. Hardin. She is survived by her daughter ...

Hall

Annie Lois Whelchel, 61, Gainesville
Annie Lois Whelchel age 61 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Saturday May 12, 2012.Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Arvin Chandler Gearin, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Arvin Chandler Gearin, age 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Monda ...
Barbara Bryan Moon, 61, Lula
Barbara Bryan Moon, age 61 of Lula, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012. Born in Atlanta, GA on August 26, 1950, she was a daughter of the late John Edward and Sarah Margadean Hicks ...
Doris Dorsey Nalley, 81, Marietta
Doris Dorsey Nalley, age 81, of Marietta, Georgia, died at Halcyon Hospice - Altus House in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 12, 2012. She was the daughter of Mattie Bell Sosebee Dorsey an ...
Maria Matilde Mendoza, 72, Gainesville
Maria Matilde Mendoza, 72 of Gainesville died Saturday May 12, 2012 at her residence. At the request of the family Mrs. Mendoza was cremated and the family will have a visitation a ...

Jackson

Leita Virginia Nix, 84, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Leita Virginia Nix 84 of Commerce who died Saturday May 12, 2012. Survivors include a sister Lydia Allen of Gainesville and a number of ni ...

Lumpkin

Joanne Carol Fowler, 73, Dahlonega
Joanne Carol Fowler, 73, of Dahlonega, GA died on May 12, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in San Diego, CA she was the daughter of the late Ole and Elizabeth Jensen ...
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.