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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 25th, 2013

Banks

Neal Waters, 91, Homer
Neal Waters, age 91, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013, after several years of declining health.Mr. Waters was born on November 25, 1921, in Orlando, Florida ...

Barrow

Geneva Brooks Williams, 85, Hoschton
Ms. Geneva Brooks Williams, age 85, of Hoschton, GA passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013 after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester L. Williams, her ...

Dawson

Jack "Red" Young, 60, Dawsonville
Jack "Red" Young, 60, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday May 25, 2013. Born August 21, 1952 to the late Raleigh and Eula Young, he was a lifelong resident of Dawson Coun ...

Forsyth

Lottie Mae Wilson Tate, 97, Cumming
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Lottie Mae Wilson Tate, 97, of Cumming, formerly of Pendergrass, Ga. who passed away Saturday May 25, 2013. Mrs. Tate was born in Jac ...

Gwinnett

Alberta West Williams, 53, Buford
Mrs. Alberta West Williams, age 53, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013. She is survived by her husband of twenty-one years, Bryan Williams, Buford, GA; children, J ...
Harriet C. LeMay Malley Sampeck, age 97, passed away in Sugar Hill, Georgia on May 25, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen L. Carroll and son-in-law, Thomas F. Carroll ...

Habersham

Eva Holcomb Muzzillo Todd, 92, of Beaumont, Texas formerly of Cleveland died Monday, April 22, 2013, at Calder Woods, Beaumont. She was born on June 6, 1920, in Sylvania, Georgia, ...
Gertrude Rogers Smith, 86, Demorest
Gertrude Rogers Smith, age 86, of Demorest, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Habersham Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born January 13, 1927, on Plum Or ...
Robert "Bob" Garbaccio, 83, Mt Airy
Funeral services for Robert "Bob" Garbaccio, age 83, of Mt. Airy, will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 27, 2013 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Wesley P ...

Hall

Betty Elizabeth McNeil, 76, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Elizabeth McNeil age 76 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday May 25, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral se ...
Jack Lee Howard, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Jack Lee Howard, 81 of Gainesville died Saturday May 25, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in ...
Mrs. Peggy Watlington Braselton, 85 of Braselton died Saturday May 25, 2013 at her residence. Born in Gretna, Virginia, Mrs. Braselton had lived in Braselton for most of her life ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Franklin "Buster" Kittle, 74, Of Athens, Georgia who passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013.Mr. Kittle was born in Jackson ...

Union

Joan Wilkins Beall, 62, Suches
Mrs. Joan Wilkins Beall, age 62, of Suches, GA, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013.Joan was a lifelong resident of Suches, GA, and had spent several years in Douglasville. She had ...
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.