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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jun 2nd, 2013

Forsyth

Ronnie Marvin Padgett, 62, Cumming
Ronnie Marvin Padgett, age 62, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013. Ronnie is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Ruby Padgett. Survivors include his loving wif ...

Gwinnett

Nancy McBride Burke, 67, Suwanee
Nancy McBride Burke, age 67, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2013. Ms. Burke was born December 14, 1945 in Swainsboro, GA. She was a 1963 graduate of Swainsboro High ...

Hall

Agnes Cantrell, 90, Lula
Agnes Cantrell peacefully entered into rest at age 90 on June 2, 2013. Born July 18, 1922. She is predeceased by her husband Emory "Strut" Cantrell. She assisted in reari ...

Jackson

Julia H. Shirley, 80, Jefferson
Julia H. Shirley, 80, of Jefferson, GA passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013. Born in Gainesville, GA, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Shirley; daughter, Judy Piotrowsk ...
Mary E. McCoy, 94, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Mary E. McCoy 94 of Commerce who died Sunday June 2, 2013. Survivors include 2 brothers Donald McCoy of Gillsville and Howard McCoy of Com ...

Lumpkin

James Thomas Pritchard, Jr., age 65, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his wife and family on Sunday, June 2, 2013 after an extended illness.James, or "Tom" ...
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.