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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jul 2nd, 2012

Dawson

Margaret Ann Brown, 69, Dawsonville
Margaret Ann Brown, age 69, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Monday, July 2, 2012 following a period of declining health.Margaret was born November 14, 1942 in Smyrna, GA to the lat ...

Forsyth

Patty Thomas, 79, Cumming
Patty Thomas, age 79 of Cumming, passed away Monday, July 2, 2012. She was a member of Macedonia United Methodist Church in Alpharetta where she served as a trustee. Survivors incl ...

Habersham

Ronnie Lee Gunn, 54, Clarkesville
Ronnie Lee Gunn, age 54 of Clarkesville, passed away Monday, July 02, 2012. Born in Habersham County, GA on October 24, 1957, he was a son of Mildred Free Gunn of Demorest and the ...

Hall

Donald McLean Hughes, 77, Gainesville
Donald McLean Hughes, 77, of Gainesville, passed away July 2, 2012 following injuries sustained in an auto accident. A Memorial service will be held Friday, July 6, 2012 at 7:00 p. ...
Mr. Robert William "Bill" Butler, Jr. 76, of Gainesville, died Monday July 2, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Butler ...
Willie Grace Baugh, 94, Lula
Willie Grace Baugh, age 94 of Lula, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, July ...

Jackson

Ray A. Phagan, 72, Commerce
Ray A. Phagan, age 72 of Commerce, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday ...

Lumpkin

Woodrow Parks, 99, Dahlonega
Woodrow Parks, 99 passed away July 2, 2012. Mr. Parks is preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Garrett Parks; Parents Harvey Frank & Sallie Green Parks; sisters, Mary Lou Ch ...

Other

Thomas Lee Davis, 56, Monroe
Thomas Lee Davis, age 56, of Monroe passed away Monday, July 2, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhom ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.