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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Nov 17th, 2013

Dawson

Roger Padgett, 69, Dawsonville
Roger Padgett, 69, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday November 17, 2013 at his residence following a sudden illness.Born February 20, 1944 to the late George and Lillie Padgett, he ...

Forsyth

William (Perry) Cash, 72, Cumming
William (Perry) Cash, age 72, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Cash; and parents, William & Lucille Cash. Survivor ...

Habersham

W. Connie Berry, 86, Demorest
Graveside services for W. Connie Berry, age 86 of Demorest will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 12:00 noon from the Demorest City Cemetery with Rev. Hal Cason officiating. ...

Hall

Henry C. Crews, 85, Flowery Branch
Mr. Henry C. Crews, age 85, of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013 at his residence, following an extended illness. Private Memorial Services will be scheduled at ...
Mary Ruth Crumley Smith, age 90, of Lula, Georgia passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2013.Mrs. Smith was born on April 26, 1923, in Banks County, Georgia; daughter of the late Wil ...
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.