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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 1st, 2012

Dawson

Helen Hamby, 87, Dawsonville
Helen Hamby, 87, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday July 31, 2012 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health.Born October 25, 1924 in Glenmary, Tennessee to the la ...

Habersham

Carmen Hernandez, 29, Cornelia
Carmen Misael Maturino Hernandez, age 29 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, August 01, 2012. Born in Saluatierra Guanajuato, Mexico on March 03, 1983, he was a son of Antonio Matu ...
Rebecca D. Heidle, 79, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Rebecca D. Heidle, age 79, of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Interment will follow the se ...

Hall

Dorothy Helen Overdorff, 93, Gainesville
Dorothy Helen Overdorff, 93, formerly from Indiana, PA passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Bell Minor Home, Gainesville, GA. Born February 10, 1919 in Blairsv ...
James David Mackler, 65, Gainesville
James David Mackler, age 65, of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2012. Survivors include wife Gail Mackler of Gainesville; children, B.J. Mackler of Gainesville, Ste ...
Kent Adam Lewis, 40, Gainesville
Kent Adam Lewis, 40, left this earth for Heaven on Wednesday, August 1, 2012. Kent was deeply loved by his wife of 15 years, Jennifer Whittaker Lewis, and his two "daddy' ...
Linwood Gray Hudson, 76, Gainesville
Linwood Gray Hudson, age 76, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Ralph Eugene Crump, 63, Gainesville
Ralph Eugene Crump, age 63 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at McLeod Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. Private memorial ser ...

Jackson

Lynda Green Garrett, 65, Nicholson
Mrs. Lynda Green Garrett, age 65 of Nicholson died peacefully on August 1, 2012 at her residence after a 15 yr struggle with emphysema. She was born in Nebraska to the late, Edwar ...

Other

Evelyn Gertrude Darnell, 82, Woodstock
Evelyn Gertrude Darnell, age 82 of Woodstock, passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at Woodstock Estates Assisted Living following an extended illness.Memorial services are sche ...

White

Richard Dorman Bush, 77, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Richard Dorman Bush, age 77 of Cleveland. Mr. Bush passed away Wednesday, August 01, 2012. Memorial services are sche ...
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.