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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jun 11th, 2013

Hall

Miss Annie Elizabeth Newman, age 96, of Buford, GA and formerly of Morrow, GA passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. She is survived by her nephew, Morris Newman and wife, Barbara, ...
Gracie Nell Burce, 81, Flowery Branch
Mrs.Gracie Nell Burce age 81 of Flowery Branch,GA passed June 11,2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Young's Funeral Home Inc., Roger Young, Funeral Director ...
Jacqueline "Jackie" Hanes Shinkle, age 71, of Buford, GA passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 5, 2013 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, GA. She was preceded ...
James Steve Cronin, 49, Buford
Mr. James Steve Cronin, age 49, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rena Cronin and brother, Mike Barnett. He is ...
Joy Johnson Kopp, 82, Flowery Branch
Joy Johnson Kopp, 82, of Flowery Branch ended her Long Goodbye on June 11, 2013. Since retirement, she and her husband of 62 years, Robert, had lived at the family's log home ...

Jackson

Brenda Lou Davis, 58, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Brenda Lou Davis, age 58, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Mrs. Davis was born in Chamblee, GA, a daughter to ...

Other

Victor Joey Pruitt, 55, Canton
Victor Joey Pruitt, age 55, of Canton, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2013. Survivors include his loving wife, Wanda Kay Pruitt; sons, Mitchell Pruitt of Waleska, GA, Derick Prui ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.