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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jul 7th, 2012

Dawson

Charles B. Finley, 64, Dawsonville
Charles B. Finley, 64, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday July 4, 2012 at Grady Memorial Hospital. Born July 5, 1947 to the late Charlie and Dorothy Finley, he was a lifelong res ...
Venitta M. Pruett, 91, Dawsonville
Venitta M. Pruett, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday July 7, 2012 at her residence following a period of declining health. Mrs. Pruett was born January 1, 1921 in Dawson Cou ...

Forsyth

Kate Hyde, 90, Cumming
Kate Hyde, age 90, of Forsyth County, passed away Friday, July 6, 2012 following a brief illness. She was the last of 9 children of General Washington and Lottie Arizona Spriggs R ...

Habersham

DOROTHY ELIZABETH MCMULLAN, age 84, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at a private care facility following an extended illness. Mrs. McMullan was born on ...
Edwin Morris Brown, 66, Demorest
EDWIN MORRIS BROWN, JR., age 66, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away onSaturday, July 7, 2012.Mr. Brown was born on August 5, 1945, in Senoia, Georgia; son of thelate Edwin Morris Br ...
LORAN MEALOR, 79, Demorest
LORAN MEALOR, age 79, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2012, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Mealor was born in Banks County, Georgia, on July 27 ...

Hall

Ruthlene M. Savage, 76, Lula
Ruthlene M. Savage, age 76 of Lula, passed away Saturday, July 07, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Savage was born January 1, 1936 in Cleveland, GA to the ...

Jackson

Lisa Lord Jacobs, 51, Commerce
Lisa Lord Jacobs, 51, passed from this life into the arms of Jesus on July 7, 2012. She was born in Commerce, GA to Larry and Louise Lord. Lisa worked in the Extended Day Program a ...

Lumpkin

Janie Lou Fortner, 70, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Janie Lou Fortner, age 70 of Dahlonega. Mrs. Fortner passed away Saturday, July 07, 2012. Services are scheduled for ...
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.