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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Mar 21st, 2013

Banks

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Willie Jay "Bill" Garrett, 77, of Homer who passed away on Wednesday at the Northridge Medical Center in Commerce. Bo ...

Barrow

Preston Earl Nix, Jr, 69, Bethlehem
Mr. Preston Earl Nix, Jr. age 69, of Bethlehem, GA passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Sue Rockmore Nix, Bethlehem, GA; children, Misty Street, TX, C ...

Gwinnett

David Edward Arsenault, 25, Lawrenceville
David Edward Arsenault, age 25 ofLawrenceville, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Memori ...
Mrs. Deborah Carpenter King, age 60, of Dacula, GA passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013. She was preceded in death by her father, George Carpenter. She is survived by her husband ...

Habersham

Maudie Ree McEntire Sisk, 83, Clarkesville
Graveside memorial services for Maudie Ree McEntire Sisk, age 83, of Clarkesville will be held on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 6:30 PM from the Clarkesville Memorial Cemetery with Mik ...

Hall

Harold Carder, 83, Gainesville
Harold Carder, age 83, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Thursday March 21, 2013.Mr. Carder was born in Suches, GA, and had lived most of his life in Hall County. He had been a machi ...
James Ronald Mayfield, 79, Gainesville
James Ronald Mayfield age 79 of Gainesville passed away Thursday March 21, 2013. Graveside Service 11:00 a.m. Saturday Harmony Hall Baptist Church Cemetery. Ward's Funeral Hom ...

Other

Anna O'Neal Hester, 88, Berkeley Lake, Ga.
Mrs. Anna O'Neal Hester, age 88, of Berkeley Lake, GA passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, James "Jim" Hester. She is sur ...

White

Iva Lee Arrowood Pilgrim, 76, Cleveland
Iva Lee Arrowood Pilgrim, age 76 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013, at her residence.Born on January 07, 1937 in Habersham County, she was a daughter of the late W ...
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.