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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. May 4th, 2012

Habersham

Dallas Taylor Coker, 91, Demorest
MRS. DALLAS TAYLOR COKER,age 91 of Demorest, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 04, 2012.Born in Stephens County, Georgia on February 28, 1921, she was a daughte ...
Eden VanDora Stephens, inf, Mt. Airy
Eden VanDora Stephens, infant daughter of Jason and Tonya Stephens of Mt. Airy, Georgia went home to be with our Lord on Friday, May 4, 2012. In addition to her mom and dad, she is ...

Hall

Bonnie Wingo Chapman, 77, Gainesville
Bonnie Wingo Chapman, age 77, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, May 04, 2012. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Sunday at Little and Davenport Funeral Home Chapel and burial to ...

Jackson

Dean E. Hoch, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Dean E. Hoch, age 79, of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on Friday, May 4, 2012.Mr. Hoch was born in Prospect, Ohio, a son to the late ...

Lumpkin

James "Dorsey" Grizzle, 73, Dahlonega
Mr. James "Dorsey" Grizzle, age 73, of Dahlonega, Ga. died May 4, 2012.Dorsey was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County.Mr. Grizzle was the son of the late Lawrence Grizz ...

White

Joseph Ray Collins, 90, Cleveland
Joseph Ray Collins, age 90 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, May 04, 2012 at Gateway Health and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness. Mr. Collins was born August 12, ...
Rodney Blake Sosebee, 40, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Rodney Blake Sosebee, age 40 of Cleveland. Mr. Sosebee passed away Friday, May 04, 2012. Funeral services are schedul ...
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.