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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jul 29th, 2012

Banks

Cleal Fulton Morris, 91, Maysville
Mr. Cleal Fulton Morris, age 91, of Maysville, GA died Saturday, July 28, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Morris was born in Banks County to the late William Bealer and Jessie Sophroni ...

Habersham

William Henry "Bug" Ivester, 82, Clarkesville
William Henry "Bug" Ivester, age 82, of Clarkesville passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012.Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 11:00 AM from the Holl ...

Hall

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Tuesday July 31, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Ormand Eugene "Butch" Worley age 70 of Oakwood. The Rev. ...
Ruby Lois (Holland) Smith, 88, Gainesville
Sunday, July 29, 2012, Ruby Lois Holland Smith died peacefully at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a brief illness and in answer to her prayer, went to her heavenly home to & ...

Jackson

Martha Dean Head, 101, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Martha Dean Fite Head, age 101, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2012. Mrs. Head was born in Jackson County, a daugh ...
Tony Michael Evans, 64, Commerce
Mr. Tony Michael Evans, age 64, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Duke University Hospital. Mr. Evans was born in Commerce, GA to Bonnie Tolbert Evans of Commerce and ...

Lumpkin

Donald D. Moose, 61, Dahlonega
Donald D. "Don" Moose, age 61, of Dahlonega, GA, died July 29, 2012.Don was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. He was as a retired construction worker and ...

Stephens

Everett Douglas Smith, 82, Martin
After a short illness Mr. Everett Douglas Smith, age 82 , of Martin, passed away, Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Stephens County Hospital. Born December 3, 1929 in Toccoa, he was a son ...
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.