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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 9th, 2013

Dawson

Katie E. Garrett, 93, Dawsonville
Katie E. Garrett, 93, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday January 9, 2013 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Center following a period of declining health.Born April 29, 1919 to the late G ...

Forsyth

Jerry Lee Johnson, 70, Cumming
Jerry Lee Johnson, age 70 of Cumming, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. He was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. He was involved with the Boy Scouts, loved trail ...
Pauline Elizabeth Lucinda Sosebee, age 93 of Cumming, passed away, Wednesday, January 9, 2013. Pauline enjoyed reading. Her favorite times were with family and sharing family stori ...

Gwinnett

Ann Buice Sudderth, 92, Buford
Mrs. Ann Buice Sudderth, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard S. and Venie Hosch Buice; sisters, Marie ...

Habersham

Beverly Elaine Evans Williams, age 72, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, following a sudden illness.Mrs. Williams was born on November 24, 1940, in A ...
Daryl Leland Hoh, 74, Demorest
Mr. Daryl Leland Hoh, age 74 of Demorest, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 09, 2013 at the Habersham Medical Center.Born in Appleton, Wisconsin on August ...

Hall

Brenda Lee McClure, 38, Flowery Branch
Ms. Brenda Lee McClure, age 38, of Flowery Branch passed away, Wednesday, January 9, 2013. A Private Family Memorial will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 14, 2013 at the Chapel of Me ...
Curtis Lee Stephens, 51, Gainesville
Mr. Curtis Lee Stephens, 51 of Gainesville died Wednesday January 9, 2013 at New Horizons Lanier Park. There will be no services in Gainesville. Mr. Stephens was will be sent ba ...
William Jerry Martin, 52, Murrayville
William Jerry Martin, age 52, of Murrayville, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013. William was born and raised in Andrews, NC to the late Boyd and Edna Brooks Martin, and ha ...

Jackson

Jewell Melvin Murphy, 91, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Jewell Melvin Murphy, 91, of Pendergrass, Ga. who passed away Wednesday January 9, 2013. Mr. Murphy was born in Jackson County, GA, a ...
Kerry Maurice Williams, 55, Commerce
Mr. Kerry Maurice Williams, age 55, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, January 09, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Williams was born in Commerce to Marie David Williams of Commerce and th ...

Lumpkin

Rocky Lowe, 57, Dahlonega
Rocky Lowe, age 57, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013 following a sudden illness.Rocky was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, and a retired self-employed ...

Other

Ivie Funeral Home, Madison County Chapel in Danielsville, announces services for Rachel Pauline "Polly" Porterfield, 81, of Colbert who went to be with the Lord late Tues ...
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.