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

Banks

Darrell Hewell, 67, Alto
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia announces the death of Darrell Hewell, age 67 of Alto, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at his residence. Arrangements ...
Joel Darrell Hewell, Sr., age 67, of Alto, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at his residence.Born on November 02, 1945 in Clinton, South Carolina, he was a son of the late G ...

Forsyth

Jimmy David Passmore, 54, Cumming
Jimmy David Passmore, age 54 of Cumming, passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at a friend's residence following an extended illness. Funeral service ...

Gwinnett

Willie Lou Wages, 98, Buford
Willie Lou Wages, age 98, of Buford, GA, died Wednesday October 23, 2013 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mil ...

Habersham

Cleo Ellard Stowe, 94, Cornelia
Mrs. Cleo Ellard Stowe, age 94 of 794 Frank Arrowood Road, Cornelia, Georgia passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Oaks at Scenic View in Baldwin, Georgia.A daughter of the la ...
Paul Dennis Allen, 62, Cornelia
Paul Dennis Allen, age 62 of Hollywood, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on May 23, 1951, he was the son of Pa ...

Hall

Anthony 'Tony' Hulsey, 49, Gainesville
Mr. Anthony "Tony" Hulsey, 49 of Gainesville died Wednesday October 23, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announce ...
David Lee Everett,, 61, Flowery Branch
Mr. David Lee Everett, age 61, of Flowery Branch passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Graveside Services will be 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 25, 2013 at Memorial Park South Cem ...
Hugh T. Atkinson, 94, Flowery Branch
Hugh T. Atkinson, age 94 passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at his home in Flowery Branch, GA. Funeral Service will be held Friday, October 25, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at Hamilton ...
Terry Purcell, 64, Gainesville
Terry Lee Purcell, age 64, of Gainesville, Georgia formerly of Habersham County passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Mr. Purcell was born on July 8, 1949, in Stephens Count ...

Other

Elizabeth Head, 88, Plainville
Mrs. Elizabeth Head, age 88, of Plainville, GA, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2013following an extended illness. Mrs. Head was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, and had s ...
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.