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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. May 22nd, 2012

Banks

Larry J. Bonner, 65, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Larry J. Bonner 65 of Maysville who died at his residence Tuesday May 22, 2012. Survivors include his wife Faye Hunter Bonner of the home ...

Dawson

James Marvin Whitmire, 81, Dawsonville
James Marvin Whitmire, age 81, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Minnie Whitmire and his son, Glenn Clay Whitmire.S ...

Forsyth

Linda Rae Henninger, 59, Cumming
Linda Rae Henninger, age 59, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2012. She was a Sunday School Teacher and retired Interior Designer. She is preceded in death by her father, R ...

Habersham

Danny Smith, 47, Demorest
Danny Smith, age 47, of Lexington, North Carolina, passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, following a sudden illness. Mr. Smith was born in Habersham County, Georgia on December 23, ...

Hall

Edmund Clyde Martin, 89, Chestnut Mountain
Dr. Edmund Clyde Martin, Sr., 89, died on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. He was born March 8, 1923, to Webb and Winnie Wood Martin at his home on Tanner's Mill Road in Chestnut Mounta ...
Ethel D. Miller, 93, Clermont
Ethel D. Miller, age 93 of Clermont died May 22, 2012. Services will be announced later.
Ethel Dorsey Miller, 93, Clermont
Funeral services are scheduled for, Ethel Dorsey Miller age 93 of Clermont. Services will be held Saturday May 26, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation ...

Lumpkin

Emily Ruth Jarrett, 21, Dahlonega
Emily Ruth Jarrett, age 21, of Dahlonega, GA, died May 22, 2012. She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Beth Jarrett and Rick Sandoz, Dahlonega, GA; father and stepmother, R ...
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.