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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 1st, 2013

Forsyth

Carole Foster, 79, Cumming
Carole Foster, age 79, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013. She was a court reporter for Judge Philip Etheridge in the Fulton County Superior Court for 38 years. Carole ...

Habersham

Lurlene Ward Payne, 85, Baldwin
Lurlene Ward Payne, age 85, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Mrs. Payne was born on February 4, 1928, in Banks County, Georgia, to the late Silas and Gra ...

Hall

Dennis White, 64, Gainesville
Mr. Dennis Lee White was born on October 20, 1948 in Hall county to the late Emory and Dolly White. He is proceeded in death by his parents, Emory and Dolly White and brothers, Chr ...
William Jesse Campbell, 54, Gainesville
William Jesse Campbell, 54, of Gainesville, GA, died on March 27, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Hospital after a sudden illness. He is survived by his greatest joy in life, his son Cas ...

Jackson

Samuel A. Vickery, 84, Commerce
Dr. Samuel Ausborn Vickery 84 passed away May 1, 2013.Dr. Vickery was the son of the late Vernon and Mabel Vickery. He was preceded in death by an older brother James who was kille ...
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.