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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 6th, 2013

Dawson

Rosa Pearl Bell Stallworth Willis departed this life on January 6, 2013 after a lengthy illness.Born on March 31, 1930 in Danville, Georgia to the late Reuben Bennett and Daisy Bon ...

Habersham

DOROTHY MAXINE BELL KESLER, age 83, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2013, at Habersham Medical Center. Ms. Kesler was born on September 30, 1929, in Banks Co ...
Miles Drysdale Beech, Clarkesville
Miles Drysdale Beech, dearly beloved husband and best friend of Harriet Bancroft Beech of Clarkesville, Ga died on January 6, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Mr. Beech was born ...
Ronald Lee Jones, 79, Clarkesville
Ronald Lee Jones passed away in Clarkesville, Georgia on January 6, 2013 at the age of 79 after a long and courageous battle with COPD and congestive heart failure. He is predeceas ...

Hall

Christopher Tyson Randolph, 25, Gainesville
Christopher Tyson Randolph, 25 of Gainesville, Ga. passed away on January 6, 2013. Wake Services will be held Friday January 11, 2013, 7-8pm at St. Paul UMC. Funeral Services will ...

Jackson

Della Merline McKie, 88, Commerce
Mrs. Della Merline McKie, age 88 of Commerce died Sunday, January 06, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospice House. Mrs. McKie was born in Carnesville to the late, Dan and Ida Kay Moore. ...
Mr. Robert Anthony "Tony" Armistead II, age 54, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2012 from the Cha ...

Other

Karen Louise Parks, 65, Alpharetta
Karen Louise Parks of Alpharetta, GA arrived in heaven on 1/06/2013 after a courageous fight with lung cancer. She was born in 1947 in Lebanon, PA and was preceded in death by ...

White

Carrie Evelyn Woody, 80, Cleveland
Mrs. Carrie Evelyn Woody, 80 of Cleveland died Sunday January 6, 2013 at her residence.A Funeral service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2013 in the chapel of Li ...
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.