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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Aug 22nd, 2012

Banks

Paul Edward May, 62, Homer
A memorial service for Paul Edward May, age 62, of Homer will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at the Pitts Park in Clarkesville. Mr. May died August 22, 2012. Born ...

Forsyth

Edwin Smith, Sr., 75, Cumming
Mr Edwin Smith, Sr., age 75, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2012 after a period of declining health. Eddie was a native of Forsyth County and a 1955 graduate of For ...
Mary G. Dodd, 88, Cumming
Mary G. Dodd, age 88 of Forsyth County, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2012. She loved cooking, knitting, flowers and gardening. She was preceded in death by her parents and Cha ...

Gwinnett

Harold James Dwyer, 74, Sugar Hill
Mr. Harold James Dwyer, age 74, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2012. He was survived by his wife of sixteen years, Margaret Harrison Dwyer, Sugar Hill, GA; so ...
Lincoln Ryder Cole, inf, Duluth
Lincoln Ryder Cole, infant son of David and Caroline Cole of Duluth, GA passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2012. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 7:00 ...

Hall

Douglas D. Walker, 91, Oakwood
Mr. Douglas D. Walker, age 91, of Oakwood, native of Greensboro, North Carolina, and proud WWII Veteran was called home to our Lord on Wednesday, August 22, 2012. Funeral Services ...
Grace H. Moore, 95, Gainesville
Mrs. Grace H. Moore, age 95, of Lanier Village Estates, Gainesville, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2012. A Celebration of Life service will be held at ...
Louise Ervay, 87, Chestnut Mountain
Mrs. Louise Ervay, age 87, of Chestnut Mountain passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at her home, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, August ...
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.