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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jun 18th, 2012

Banks

John Francis Rylee, 86, Maysville
Mr. John Francis Rylee, age 86 of Maysville died Monday, June 18, 2012 at Brighter Mornings. Mr. Rylee was the son of the late, Wilkie and Lily Smith Rylee. Mr. Rylee was a membe ...

Forsyth

Mary Edith Jones, 99, Cumming
Mary Edith Jones, 99 of Cumming, GA died on June 18, 2012 at Cumming Manor. Born in Mayfield, KY she was the daughter of the late Edward and Lottie Powers.She is survived by her c ...

Hall

John Hollingsworth Griscom Sr, 94, Flowery Branch
John Hollingsworth Griscom Sr., age 94, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away June 18, 2012. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 21, 2012 at First United Methodist Churc ...
Lesa Ann Godsey, 51, Gainesville
Lesa Ann Godsey, age 51, of Gainesville passed away Monday, June 18, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thu ...

Jackson

Harold L. Towe, 76, Braselton
Mr. Harold L. Towe, age 76, of Braselton, Georgia, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Thursday, June21, 201 ...

Stephens

Mr. Clarence Augustas Whitworth, age 97, of Toccoa, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, June 18, 2012 at his home with his loving family by his side.Born on October 5, 1914 ...

White

Betty Enroth Smith, 75, Sautee
Mrs. Betty Enroth Smith age 75 of Sautee Nacoochee passed away Monday June 18, 2012 at Northeast Ga Medical Center. Mrs. Smith was born in Gulfport Mississippi the daughter of the ...
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.