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Obituaries & Related Stories

Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 1st, 2013

Banks

Mrs. Linda Allene Campbell, age 71 of Homer died Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Hill Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Campbell was born in Homer to the late, Roy Albert and Allene Morris Me ...

Dawson

Wilfredo Maradiaga, 57, Dawsonville
Wilfredo Maradiaga, 57, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday January 1, 2013.Born December 18, 1955 in Honduras, he moved to Cumming 1986 and to Dawson County in 1994. Mr. Maradiaga ...

Hall

Charles Ray Evans, 65, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Ray Evans age 65 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday January 01, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday Janua ...
Harold A. 'Hal' Hartvigsen, 86, Gainesville
Harold (Hal) Hartvigsen (a.k.a. Hal Hart), Lanier Village Estates, Gainesville, GA, passed away on January 1, 2013 from cancer. He was 86 years old and was predeceased by his wife ...
Lanie McMillan, 72, Lula
Funeral services for, Lanie McMillan age 72 of Lula,will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday January 4, 2013, in the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Miss. McMillan died January 1, 2013. ...
Merna Mae Yankee, 84, Gainesville
Mrs. Merna Mae Yankee age 84 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday January 01, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial service ...
Nick Roger Tyler, 61, Murrayville
Nick Roger Tyler age 61 of Murrayville passed away Friday December 28, 2012. Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville in charge of arrangements.

Rabun

Wayne Andrew Ballew, 69, Clayton
Wayne Andrew Ballew, 69, of Clayton, GA went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.He was born in Franklin, NC and was the son of Ly ...
William Karl "Bud" Duckworth, 69, of Tiger, Georgia passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at University Hospital in Augusta, GA. He was born in Walhalla, SC on November 11 ...

White

Edna Holmes Hollingsworth, 88, Cleveland
Edna Holmes Hollingsworth, 88, of Cleveland passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013.Complete arrangements will be announced later. Mason & Ward Funeral Home 1190 McEver Rd Gain ...
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.