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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jun 7th, 2012

Banks

George Dilmos O'Kelley Jr, 53, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. George Dilmos "Pug" O'Kelley Jr., age 53, of Maysville, GA, who passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012. Mr. O'Kelley w ...

Dawson

Carolyn Ann "Granny" Chambers, 68, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday June 7, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.Born November 19, 1943 in Hall County t ...

Habersham

McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Dorothy "Dot" Ferguson Littleton, age 81 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, June 07, 2012, at her reside ...
Ronald Meeks, 60, Clarkesville
Ronald Meeks, age 60 of Clarkesville, passed away June 07, 2012, at Emory University. Born in Habersham County on January 28, 1952, he was a son of Evelyn Waddell Meeks of Clarkesv ...

Hall

Paul Wofford Martin, 93, Gainesville
Paul Wofford Martin, age 93 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following sudden illness. Funeral services are s ...
Charles J. Slay, Jr., 78, Gainesville
Charles J. Slay, Jr., age 78 of Gainesville passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Slay was born September 5, 1933, in Athens, Georgia to t ...
William Harold "Bill" Peters, 52, Gainesville
William Harold "Bill" Peters, age 52 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.Memorial services will be held a ...

Lumpkin

Linda Ann Walden, 64, Dahlonega
Mrs. Linda Ann Walden, age 64, of Dahlonega, died June 7, 2012 at her home following a courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Walden was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and was ...

Other

Karen Marie Bagwell, 50, Tucker
Karen Marie Bagwell, age 50, of Tucker passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012. Karen is preceded in death by her parents, Rosemary and Rufus Joseph Sr.Survivors include her husband, Bi ...
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.