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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jun 20th, 2012

Banks

Mrs. Gaynelle Irene Parks Wheeler, age 74 of Gillsville died Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Wheeler was born in Gainesville to the late, Mario ...

Hall

Homer "Lee" Fields, 77, Gainesville
Homer "Lee" Fields, age 77, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully at 11:26 AM on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a sudden il ...
Hugh D. Hawkes, 95, Gainesville
Hugh D. Hawkes, age 95 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, ...
Lynda B. Muir, 69, Gainesville
Lynda B. Muir, 69, of Gainesville, GA passed peacefully in her sleep, at her home in Woodland Hills, CA early Wednesday morning, June 20th. Lynda was the widow of the late James W. ...
Tony Lamar Sailers, 37, Gainesville
Tony Lamar Sailers, age 37 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services a ...

Other

Gilbert Alexander Swafford, age 85 of Oxford, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at MeSun Hospice Center following an extended illness. Graveside services ...

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Johnny (Buck) Truelove, 74, Cleveland
Mr. Johnny (Buck) Truelove age 74 of Cleveland passed away Wednesday June 20, 2012 at his residence following a long battle with cancer.Mr. Truelove was born August 16, 1937 to th ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
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.