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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 20th, 2012

Gwinnett

David Edward Berry, 75, Dacula
David Edward Berry, age 75 of Dacula, Georgia, died Saturday, August 18, 2012. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, August 23, 2012, at 6:30 PM at Prince of Peace Catholic Church ...

Habersham

JAMES BRONER "HOLLYWOOD" WHITFIELD, JR., age 46, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2012, following an extended illness. Mr. Whitfield was born o ...

Hall

Bud Mitchell Hewell, 32, Gainesville
Mr. Bud Mitchell Hewell age 32 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Monday August 20, 2012 in Leconte Hospital, Sevierville, Tennessee following a brief illness. ...
Larry Jack Borders, 64, Gainesville
Mr. Larry Jack Borders age 64 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Monday August 20, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral servi ...
Sharon Fisher Mayville, 71, Cumming
Sharon Fisher Mayville died unexpectedly on Monday, August 20, 2012.Sharon was born in Buffalo, New York. She was married to her husband, Paul, for 51 years. She is survived by hus ...

Jackson

David Philip Graves, 66, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. David Philip Graves, age 66, of Hoschton, who passed away on Monday, August 20, 2012. Mr. Graves was born in Charleston, SC, a son to ...
Mrs. Dorothy Louise Gee Hensley age 67 of Commerce, Georgia passed away on Monday August 20, 2012 at New Horizons West. Funeral services are scheduled for Fr ...

Other

James Dennis Hughes, 79, Chamblee
James Dennis Hughes, 79, of Chamblee passed away Monday August 20, 2012 at Cumming Nursing Center following a period of declining health.Born October 8, 1932 to the late Hubert and ...
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.