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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 31st, 2012

Banks

Mr. Gerald R. Carey, age 82, of Banks County, GA was born in Cortland, NY on April 11, 1930. He was a builder and contractor in New York as well as Sebastian, FL. Living there fo ...

Dawson

James Dyer, 71, Dawsonville
, age 71 of Dawsonville, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jane Dyer; brother, Grady Dyer. Survivors include his wife, Stella Dyer of Daws ...

Habersham

Randall Dale Smith "Randy", 52, Clarkesville
Randall Dale Smith "Randy", age 52 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Born in Stephens County, Georgia on September 10, 1959, he was a son of the late B ...

Hall

Andrea Camille Johnson, 47, Gainesville
Andrea Camille Johnson, 47, of Gainesville, GA died on July 31, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Portsmouth, VA she was the daughter of Bobbye Wright of Cumming ...
James A. Welborn, 88, Gillsville
Mr. James A. Welborn, age 88, of Gillsville, GA died Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Northridge Health and Rehabilitation. Mr. Welborn was born in Banks County, GA to the late William H ...
Joe Ann Petersen, 75, Gainesville
Mrs. Joe Ann Petersen, 75, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at a nursing home in Gainesville, Ga., of complications due to Alzheimer's. Born in Maysville, Ky., on Oct. 19 ...
Milton Mays, 85, Gainesville
Rev. Milton Mays was born October 24, 1926 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Mays. He departed this life Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center after an exte ...

Jackson

Lucinda L. Patrick Rogowski, age 29, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Saturd ...

Lumpkin

Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bellew Burns, age 87 of Dahlonega, GA, died Tuesday July 31, 2012.Mrs. Burns was born March 15, 1925 in Meriwether County, GA. She had lived in Lu ...

Other

Charlotte Lyle Crumley, 87, Charleston formerly of Athens
Charlotte Lyle Crumley passed away on July 31, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina. A native of Jackson County, Georgia, and Mrs. Crumley lived for 62 years in Athens, Georgia. She ...

Stephens

Michael Alan Carlson, 59, Toccoa
Mr. Michael Alan Carlson, also known as the "Jesus Loves You" man, age 59 of Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at his home.Born May 21, 1953 in Fort Dodge, IA, h ...

White

Mary Leone Palmer, 97, Cleveland
Mary Leone Palmer, age 97 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Palmer was born October 17, 1914 in Cleveland, GA to ...
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.