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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 25th, 2012

Banks

Daniel Timothy Tatum, age 15, of Lula, Georgia passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012. Born Newport News, Virginia on August 26, 1996, he was the son of Ronnie and Renee Cantrell Ta ...

Forsyth

Eugenia Harrison Powel Devereaux, age 93, of Cumming, GA passed away peacefully Saturday, August 25, 2012 at Cumming Manor Nursing Home.Lovingly know as Grandma Gene by her church ...

Habersham

Kenneth Mann, 69, Mt. Airy
Kenneth Mann, age 69 of Mt. Airy, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, August 25, 2012.Born in Concord, NC on February 1, 1943, he was the son of the late Arthur and Ma ...

Hall

Diane Hosch Higgins, 69, Buford
Mrs. Diane Hosch Higgins, age 69, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Dorothy Brogdon Hosch. She is survive ...
Gertrude Dayton Worthington, 95, Gainesville
Gertrude Dayton WorthingtonLanier Village EstatesGainesville GA 30506WidowedBorn Wheeling, WV, September 20, 1916.She was a resident of Daytona Beach area from 1947-2005 and moved ...
Laura Fay Irvin Vandiver, 58, Gainesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Laura Fay Irvin Vandiver, age 58 of Gainesville, GA, who passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2012. Mrs. Vandiver was born in Gainesvi ...
Loren J. Sadler, 12, Buford
Loren J. Sadler, age 12, of Buford, GA passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012. He is survived by his mother, Natasha Sadler, Buford, GA; father, Ricky C. Wilburn, Buford, GA; siste ...
Mark Wayne Powell, 53, Gainesville
Mark Wayne Powell age 53 of Gainesville passed away Saturday August 25, 2012. Memorial Service 11:00 A.M. Wednesday Ward's Funeral Home Chapel. Ward's Funeral Home of Gai ...
Mary Lois Helton, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Lois Helton, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, August 24, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled f ...

Jackson

Major Banks Lewallen, 81, Commerce
Mr. Major Banks Lewallen, age 81, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, August 25, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Lewallen was born in Franklin County to the late William and Lula Segars Lewa ...

Lumpkin

Dewey L. Landrum, 57, Dahlonega
Dewey L. Landrum, 57, of Dahlonega passed away Saturday August 25, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born August 25, 1955 in Covington, KY to the late Dewey and Billie Landr ...
Michael Charles Ridley, 53, Dahlonega
Michael Charles Ridley, age 53, of Dahlonega, GA, died Saturday, August 25, 2012, at his residence.Michael was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and was of the Baptist faith.He ...

White

Victor Joseph Turner, 54, Cleveland
Victor Joseph Turner age 54 of Cleveland passed away Saturday August 25, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Turner was born in Greenville SC to Faye Harkins Turner and the late Ralph Turn ...
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
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.