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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 17th, 2012

Forsyth

Denver "Denny" Ade Martin, age 65, of Cumming, passed away peacefully at his home, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. Denver is preced ...

Habersham

Catherine Norris Queen, 89, Cornelia
Catherine Norris Queen, age 89, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Queen was born on October 28, 1922, in Wa ...

Jackson

Derrick Anthony Johnsa, 32, Nicholson
Mr. Derrick Anthony Johnsa, age 32 of Nicholson died Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at Northridge Medical Center. Mr. Johnsa was born in Duluth, GA and worked at Resilux America. Mr. Jo ...

Lumpkin

Earl Eugene McDonald, 58, Dahlonega
Mr. Earl Eugene McDonald, age 58, of Dahlonega died July 17.He was the son of the late Roy Clyde McDonald. and was also preceded in death by a brother, Clinton McDonald. Earl was a ...
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.