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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 22nd, 2013

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Clarence Darrell Walden, age 59, of Winder passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013.Memorial Services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Walnut Fork Baptist Church. D ...

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Sandra O. Lodding Christman made the journey home to be with her Lord at the age of 65 in Atlanta, GA on January 22, 2013. She was born in Chicago, IL on February 3, 1947. She liv ...

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Elizabeth Brown Wade "Ms. Betty", age 85, of Gainesville, Georgia, became Heaven's newest angel on January 22, 2013. Funeral services are schedu ...
Mrs. Beulah Wood "Jackie" Bruce Bennett, 83 of Gainesville died Tuesday January 22, 2013 at her residence.Born in Dawson County, Mrs. Bennett had lived in Hall County for ...
Theodore "Ted" McIntyre, age 67 of Oakwood, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral se ...
William L. "Bill" Lathem, 80, Gainesville
Mr. William L. "Bill" Lathem, 80 of Gainesville died Tuesday January 22, 2013.A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Lathem was the son of the late Doy and Lillian Eddle ...

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Tommy Davis, 79, Dahlonega
Tommy Davis, 79, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday January 22, 2013 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following an extended illness.Born June 15, 1933 to the late Charles and Bertha Da ...

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Richard John Welch, 66, Acworth
Mr. Richard John Welch, 66 of Acworth died Thursday January 17, 2013. Services announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville.
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.