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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Aug 2nd, 2012

Habersham

James N. Kirkland, 83, Clarkesville
Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of James N. Kirkland, age 83, of Clarkesville.Mr. Kirkland died Thursday, August 2, 2012 following an extended illness.Those wishing ma ...
Jobe Hart, 15, Clarkesville
Jobe Phillip Hart, age 15 of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012. Born in Habersham County on June 07, 1997 he was the son of Amy Kosmider of Clarkesville and Josh H ...

Hall

Lizzie "Odell" Mozelle Strickland Gaton age 94 of Gainesville passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Gaton was born Jun ...
Mrs. Norma Lee "Nana Suz" Chastain, age 73 of Lula, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 02, 2012 at the Habersham Medical Center. Born in Johnson City, Tennessee on J ...
With his loving family gathered round him Samuel Julius Threadgill Jr (Sammy) died Thursday August 2, 2012 after an extended battle with cancer. He, an Atlanta native, grew up in T ...

Lumpkin

Lisa Williams Hood, 45, Dahlonega
Mrs. Lisa Williams Hood, age 45, of Dahlonega died Aug. 2 at her home.Lisa was a Forsyth County native who had lived in Lumpkin County for the past nine years. She was a member of ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Barbara Ellen Saye McLeroy, age 72, of Athens, GA, who passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2012, after an extended illness. Mrs. McLer ...
Lois Swafford Chumley, 86, Marble Hill
Lois Swafford Chumley, 86, of Marble Hill passed away Thursday August 2, 2012 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness.Born August 13, 1925 in Dawson County to the l ...

White

Billie Lee Page, 73, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home announces the death of Billie Page age 73 of Cleveland.Page passed away August 2, 2012 at The Oaks at Scenic View following an extended illness. He was a retir ...
Billy Lee Page, 72, Cleveland
Billy Lee Page, age 72, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012, at The Oaks at Scenic View. Mr. Page was born December 14, 1939, in Kosciusko, MS to the late Willie Ode ...
William Lyndol Dorsey, 65, Cleveland
Mr. Bill went home to his God on Thursday, August 02, 2012, peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Survived by his loving wife, Barbara and his children, Rodney and Shanna Tho ...
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.