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

Banks

Kathleen Hicks Wright, 77, Maysville
Kathleen Hicks Wright, age 77, of Maysville passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013. She loved Word Find books and drinking Sprite. She was survived by her son Johnny Wright of Jef ...

Dawson

Martha Ward, 75, Dawsonville
Martha Yvonne Ward, age 75 of Dawsonville, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Northside Hospital. Mrs. Ward was born in Atlanta Georgia the daughter of the late Grady Danie ...

Gwinnett

Stevie (Steve) Thomas, 58, Buford
Stevie (Steve) Thomas, 58, of Buford, GA passed away October 22, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Homer Thomas, mother, Katherine (Kat) Shaver, father-in-law, Larry B ...

Habersham

Lousie Hallford, 90, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Louise Gosnell Hallford, age 90, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 25, 2013 from the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Rev. Kenneth McEntire, ...
Patricia Goodwin, 75, Clarkesville
Patricia Goodwin, age 75 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at her residence.Born on July 31, 1938, in Brundidge, Alabama, she was a daughter of the late Charli ...

Jackson

John Robert Sharp, Jr, 88, Hoschton
Mr. John Robert Sharp, Jr., age 88, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Gwinnett Hospital System. Services will be held at St. Brendans Catholic Church in Clearwat ...

Stephens

Jimmy Eugene Fields, 52, Toccoa, formerly Cleveland
Mr. Jimmy Eugene Fields, age 52, of Toccoa, formerly of Cleveland, passed away Monday, October 21, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospice House in Bogart, GA. Born September 17, 1961 in W ...
Roy Lee Griffin, Jr.,, 54, Toccoa
Mr. Roy Lee Griffin, Jr., age 54 of 442 Fowlertown Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at his residence.A son of Jean Fowler Griffin and the late Roy Lee Gr ...

White

Sally Elizabeth Irvin, 65, Cleveland
Ms. Sally Elizabeth Irvin, age 65 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday October 22, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Irvin was born in Gainesville, GA, the daughter of t ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.