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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 12th, 2013

Forsyth

Betty Bass, 86, Cumming
Betty Bass, age 86, of Cumming, formerly of Blackshear, GA, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013. Betty was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and was saved in 1963. She taug ...

Gwinnett

Garrett Joseph Byrnes, 63, Buford
Garrett Joseph Byrnes, age 63, of Buford, GA, died Saturday, October 12, 2013 after a long battle with Neuroendocrine Carcinoid Cancer. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, October 1 ...

Habersham

Gennieve Anderson Sanders, age 89, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Mrs. Sanders was born on September 8, 1924, in Banks County, Georgia, to the late ...
Geraldine Harper Spear, 84, Commerce
Mrs. Geraldine Harper Spear, age 84, of Commerce, GA died Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Northridge Health and Rehab. Mrs. Spear was born in Monroe, GA to the late Gene and Clyde S ...
Ralph T. Crouch, Jr., 85, Turnerville
Ralph T. Crouch Jr., age 85, of Turnerville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Mr. Crouch was born on April 19, 1928, in Meriwether County; son of the late Ralph T ...

Hall

Michael Williams, 48, Flowery Branch
Michael Williams, age 48, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, October 11, 2013. Funeral arrangements to be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, ww ...

Lumpkin

Ella Sue Bowers Adams, 81, Dahlonega
Ella Sue Bowers Adams, age 81, of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services will be held at 2 ...

White

Vickie Lynn Wilson Jones, 53, Cleveland
Vickie Lynn Wilson Jones, age 53 of Cleveland passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Jones was born in Atlanta on September 13, 1960 to Rachel Lee and Lurene Gooch ...
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.