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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 2nd, 2012

Banks

Mr. William Joseph Chip McClure, age 44 of Maysville died Saturday, September, 1, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. McClure was born in Hall County to his father, Will ...

Dawson

Neta Dianne Jarrard, 55, Dawsonville
Neta Dianne Jarrard, 55, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday September 1, 2012 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following a sudden illness.Funeral services will be held Wednesday Sep ...

Forsyth

Voncile G. Cash, 96, Cumming
Voncile G. Cash, age 96, a lifelong resident of Cumming, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2012. She was a member of Daves Creek Baptist Church. Voncile is preceded in death by her ...

Habersham

Barbara Crow Huff, 84, Cornelia
Barbara Crow Huff, age 84, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2012. Mrs. Huff was born on February 7, 1928, in Cornelia, Georgia, to the late Benjamin and Es ...
Dorothy J. Cox Huggins, 67, Batesville
Funeral services for Dorothy J. Cox Huggins, age 67, of the Batesville Community, will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from the Providence Baptist Church. Dr. Don ...
Funeral services for Gwendolyn Belle Chamblee McClain, age 63, of Clarkesville will be held on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Conni ...
Louise Ellison Callam, 102, Clarkesville
Louise Ellison Callam, age 102, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2012, at a private care facility.Mrs. Callam was born on January 31, 1910, in Habersha ...
Sandra Gail Strickland, 67, Demoret
Sandra Gail Wade Strickland, age 67 of Demorest, passed away Sunday, September 02, 2012. Born in Banks County, GA on April 04, 1945, she is a daughter of Cara Bonds Dodd of Corneli ...

Hall

Helen Ruth Rainwater Patton, 77, Flowery Branch
Helen Ruth Rainwater Patton, age 77, of Flowery Branch passed away Sept. 2, 2012.Mrs. Patton was born May 16, 1935 in Atlanta to the late Minor and Corrie Lewis Rainwater. She was ...
Mark Loggins, 39, Oakwood
Mr. Mark Loggins, age 39, of Oakwood, GA passed away Sunday, September 2, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Willis Loggins. He is survived by his mother, Janice Pruet ...
Stoney B. Armour, 48, Gainesville
Mr. Stoney B. Armour age 48 of Gainesville passed away on Sunday, September 02, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Graveside services are scheduled for Thursd ...
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.