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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Dec 21st, 2013

Dawson

Elga Mincey, 86, Dawsonville
Elga Mincey, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday December 21, 2013 at New Horizons following a period of declining health. Born January 21, 1927 to the late Arthur and Maggie W ...
Fred Sartin, 84, Dawsonville
Fred Sartin, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday December 21, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born September 23, 1929 in Cairo, Georgia to the late Samuel and Essie Sa ...

Forsyth

Aleah Susan Keeton, 33, Cumming
Aleah Susan Keeton, age 33, of Cumming, passed away Friday, December 20, 2013. Aleah worked at Michael's and was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. She is preceded in dea ...
Linda Lynn Baker, 45, Cumming
Linda Lynn Baker, age 45, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013. Linda served as a Home Health Caregiver. She never met a stranger and always had a smile for everyone ...

Gwinnett

Patricia Whidby Smith, 68, Lawrenceville
Patricia Whidby Smith, age 68, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa Deonna Barrett; parents, Leonard and ...

Hall

Donald Wilson Bennett, 72, Gainesville
Mr. Donald Wilson Bennett, 72, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Saturday December 21, 2013. Born in Dawsonville, Ga on September 20, 1941, he was the son of the late Bill Wilson and ...
Evelyn Ruth Bellamy Frady, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Evelyn Ruth Bellamy Frady age 83 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday December 21, 2013 following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday December 23, ...
Lou Nelle Gee, 86, Gainesville
Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm Monday December 23, 2013 in Wards FuneralHome Chapel for Lou Nelle Gee , 86 , of Flowery Branch , Ga. Rev. Leon Thompsonand Rev. William Gee w ...
Mary L. Jackson, 85, Gainesville
Mary L. Jackson, age 85 of Gainesville, Ga. died Friday December 20, 2013 at her residence following an extended illness. Services are scheduled for Monday at 2 PM December 23, 201 ...
Virginia Ann Deavers, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Virginia Ann Deavers age 85 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday December 21, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services are schedu ...

Jackson

Cathy Elaine Bruce, 58, Commerce
Mrs. Cathy Elaine Bruce, age 58, of Commerce, GA died Friday, December 20, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Bruce was born in Trenton, NJ to Irene Cowart Pace of Commerce and the late ...

Other

Betty Jean Mathis, 77, Commerce
Mrs. Betty Jean Mathis, age 77, of Danielsville, GA died Friday, December 20, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Mathis was born in Commerce, GA to the late William guy and Ruby Smith Be ...

White

Lynda Bishop Turner, 76, Cleveland
Lynda Bishop Turner, age 76 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Turner was born November 15, 1937 in Gainesville, GA to the late George and ...
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.