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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 20th, 2012

Forsyth

Teena Williams, 61, Roswell
Teena Williams, age 61, of Roswell passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012. She is preceded in death by her parents, Max and Jane Hicks.Survivors include her husband, Morris Williams; ...
Waneta Mae Spurgin, 86, Cumming
Waneta Mae Spurgin, 86, of Cumming, passed away May 20, 2012. Born in Monroe, Iowa, she was the daughter of Edith and Frank Cline. She was preceded in death by her husband, David ...

Habersham

Anthony Wayne Crawford, 58, Baldwin
Anthony Wayne "Tony" Crawford, age 58, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2012, following an extended illness. Mr. Crawford was born in London, Kentucky o ...
Kim Timothy McEntire, 47, Demorest
Kim Timothy "Timmy" McEntire, age 47 of Demorest, Georgia, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Kindred Hospital in Atlanta.Born in Gwinnett County on September 18, 1964, ...
Lucille E. Augustine, 84, Demorest
Mrs. Lucille E. Augustine, age 84 of Demorest, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Habersham Home West following an extended illness. Born in Buffalo, New York on October 11, 1927, ...

Hall

Mrs. Flora Williams Martin, age 91 of Lula passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012 at New Horizons West in Gainesville, following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Raymond Hoyt 'Bear' Standridge,age 38, of Gillsville, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2012 following a sudden illness.Mr. Standridge was born in Commerce, Georgia on Febru ...
Ronnie Jester, Locust Grove
Mr. Ronnie Jester of Locust Grove, GA passed away on May 20, 2012. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home

Stephens

Billy Ray Knight, 68, Toccoa
Mr. Billy Ray Knight, age 68, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Stephens County Hospital.Born December 3, 1943 in Walton County, GA, he was a son of the late Lonnie a ...
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.