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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Mar 11th, 2013

Dawson

Kenneth Webster "Kenny" Stewart, III, age 12, of Dawsonville left this life on Monday March 11, 2013 surrounded by his family and close friends.Born December 7, 2000, Ken ...

Habersham

Adrienne J. Martin, 88, Demorest
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Adrienne J. Martin, age 88 of Demorest, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. ...

Hall

Robert James Cole, 88, Gainesville
Robert James Cole, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2013 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services ...

Jackson

Charles Edwin Davis, 80, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles Edwin Davis, 80, of Hoschton, Ga., who passed away Monday, March 11, 2013. Mr. Davis was born in Atlanta, Ga. a son of the lat ...

Lumpkin

Frankie Jean Abercrombie, 77, Dahlonega
Miss Frankie Jean Abercrombie, age 77, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013. Frankie Jean Abercrombie, a native of Lumpkin County, was a retired Professor of Englis ...
Shirley Thompson, 73, Dahlonega
Shirley Thompson, age 73, of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013 after an extended illness.Shirley was born December 8, 1939 in Blairsville, Georgia to the late ...
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.