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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 12th, 2012

Forsyth

Evan Nathaniel Loggins, 21, Cumming
Evan Nathaniel Loggins, age 21, of Cumming, went home to be with the Lord, August 12, 2012. His grandparents, Byron and Syble Anderson along with his great grandmother, Claudine L ...
Margaret Louise Price, 80, Cumming
Margaret Louise Price, 80, of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012 at her residence. Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Geor ...

Habersham

Charles Leroy "Buck" Simmons, age 66 of Baldwin, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012. Born in Habersham County on July 31, 1946, he was the son of the late Amos Leroy and ...

Hall

Shem Free Rider, 22, Grovetown formerly of Gainesville
Shem Free Rider, age 22 of Grovetown, Georgia, formerly Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2012 in Augusta, Georgia following injuries sustained in an autom ...

Jackson

C. E. "Ed" Morris, 79, Commerce
C. E. "Ed" Morris, age 79 of Commerce, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral servic ...

White

Richard John Nave, 68, Cleveland
Richard John Nave, age 68, of Cleveland, GA, died Sunday, August 12, 2012, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle acc ...
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.