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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jun 24th, 2012

Banks

Bryant Lydell Martin, 43, Gillsville
Mr. Bryant Lydell Martin, age 43 of Gillsville, Georgia passed June 24, 2012 at North East Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga.Home Going Services will be held on Friday, Jun ...

Barrow

Kathy Susan Vanderford, age 51, of Winder passed away Saturday, June 23, 2012. Kathy is survived by her sons Jaylon Vanderford (Ashley) of Winder and Austin Vanderford of Winder; d ...

Forsyth

James Ryan Symmes, 33, Cumming
James Ryan Symmes, age 33 of Cumming, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2012 in Forsyth County following injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Memorial ...

Habersham

Cassandra "Sandy" Carnes- Bisnett, age 62, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2012, following a sudden illness. Mrs. Bisnett was born on August 25, ...

Hall

Barbara Virginia Johnson, 70, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday June 28 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Barbara Virginia Johnson age 70 of Gainesville. The Rev. James Dumas ...
Jack Lawson, 78, Gainesville
Jack Lawson, age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at New Horizons West Nursing Home following an extended illness. No services are sche ...
Mary Ann Holland, Gainesville
Mary Ann Holland of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Sunday June 24, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. Memorial Park Funeral Home is in ...

Jackson

Charles Wendel Lewallen, 68, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Charles Wendel Lewallen, age 68 of Commerce who died June 23, 2012. Survivors include a son Trevor Lewallen of Commerce a daughter Carla R ...

Lumpkin

Ralph A. Miller, 81, Dahlonega
Mr. Ralph A. Miller, age 81, of Dahlonega, Georgia, died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at his residence. Ralph was born January 18, 1931 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He is survived ...
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.