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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Feb 4th, 2013

Gwinnett

Joseph Brown, 88, Lawrenceville
Joseph Lil Brown, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA died on February 4, 2013. He was born June 18, 1924 in Concord, KY. He was preceded in death by his parents Jacob and Daisy Brown, br ...
Sherri King Pirkle, 63, Buford
Ms. Sherri King Pirkle, age 63, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013. She was preceded in death by her father, Glenn King. She is survived by her daughter and son- ...

Habersham

Brenda Sue Ledford Smith, 63, Turnerville
Funeral services for Brenda Sue Ledford Smith, age 63, of Turnerville will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at 5:30 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Interment will fol ...
Gladys Davis Pitts, 85, Mt. Airy
Gladys Davis Pitts, age 85 of Mt. Airy, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013, at the Oaks at Scenic View, following a period of declining health. Born in Madison County, North Caro ...

Hall

Harley Parker, 88, Flowery Branch
Mr. Harley Parker, age 88, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Lillie Parker; and brothers, Roy Parker, ...
Ira D. Forrester, 88, Clermont
Funeral service will be held for, Ira D. Forrester,Sr. age 88 of Clermont, will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Holly Springs Baptist Church. Interment will be in the c ...
Preston (Pete) E. Yates, Sr, 90, Gainesville
Preston (Pete) E. Yates, Sr., 90, of Gainesville, GA. (formerly of Belleville, IL.) passed away Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Yates was born on Jan. ...

Jackson

Lollie Ann Huff Hooks, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Lollie Ann Huff Hooks, 68, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Sunday February 3, 2013. Mrs. Hooks was born in Jefferson, Georgia the ...
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.