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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 23rd, 2013

Banks

Mrs. Lucille McCoy Wheeler, age 85, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Mrs. Wheeler was born in Banks County, on November 21, 1927 to the late Archie Broa ...

Forsyth

John Glouse, Jr, 75, Cumming
John Glouse, Jr., age 75, of Cumming, GA, passed away January 23, 2013. Born in Passaic, NJ, he was preceded by his parents, John and Laura Glouse. John and Barbara lived in Montvi ...

Gwinnett

Greg J. Thornton, 57, Lawrenceville
Mr. Greg J. Thornton, age 57, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Grady Mae Thornton; and sister, ...
Mrs. Joann Higgins Holbrooks, age 74, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Holbrooks, infant sons, John Holbr ...
Teresa Smith Lance, 53, Buford
Mrs. Teresa Smith Lance, age 53, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013. She is survived by her husband of thirty-two years, Ricky C. Lance, Buford, GA; sons and dau ...

Habersham

Jessie Mae Williams, 95, Clarkesville
Jessie Mae Williams, age 95 of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at Habersham Home. Born in Green County, Georgia on February 27, 1917, she was the daughter of ...
Marjorie Althea Coe, 84, Demorest
Marjorie Althea Coe, age 84, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on January 23, 2013 at home following an extended illness. Born December 9, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Osc ...

Hall

Ernest Edward Bragg, Jr, 89, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ernest Edward Bragg, Jr., age 89, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, Ja ...
Robert D. Kaufman, 90, Gainesville
Robert D. Kaufman, 90, of Gainesville died Jan. 23, 2013.Memorial Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at 11:00am at Mason & Ward Funeral Home Chapel.Mason & Ward F ...

Jackson

Alma Lou Hooper Haynes, 78, Commerce
Mrs. Alma Lou Hooper Haynes, age 78, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Hill Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Haynes was born in Homer, GA to the late Leonard and Mary Gr ...
Dr. Joe Harvey Slocum, 67, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Dr. Joe Harvey Slocum, 67, of Commerce who passed away late Tuesday evening at his residence. Born in Stephens County, GA, he w ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Wanda Lorriane Gillespie, age 62, of Arcade, who passed away on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Mrs. Gillespie was born in Greenville, S ...

Lumpkin

Susie Abercrombie Edwards, 89, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland, announces the death of Mrs. Susie Abercrombie Edwards, age 89, of Dahlonega, GA. Mrs. Edwards passed away peacefully, Wednesday, January 23rd ...
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.