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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. May 29th, 2012

Banks

Mr. Charles Lee Sullivan, age 70 of Homer, GA died Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Sullivan was born in Clarkesville to the late, Emory Keets and Edith Chambers Sulli ...

Forsyth

Lewis Elmer Payne, 94, Cumming
Lewis Elmer Payne, age 94 of Forsyth County, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012. He was a member and deacon of Beaver Ruin Baptist Church. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved gardenin ...

Habersham

Dorothy Chastain Wiley, 86, Cornelia
MRS. DOROTHY CHASTAIN WILEY, age 86 of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born in Habersham County, Ge ...

Hall

Clara M. Rider, 87, North Carolina, formerly of Gainesville
Clara M. Rider, age 87 of Shelby, North Carolina, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Shelby, North Carolina. ...
Jimmie Lee Stringer, 65, Gainesville
Mr. Jimmy Stringer,(65) of Gainesville, Georgia passed on May 29, 2012. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 2:00pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church , 4000 Thurmon ...

White

Bernard S. Jola, 88, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Bernard S. Jola, age 88 of Cleveland. Mr. Jola passed away Tuesday May 22, 2012 at his residence. Memorial services 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.