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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 10th, 2013

Dawson

Chalres Edward Owen, 62, Dawsonville
Charles Owen, 62, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday July 10, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Mr. Owen was born January 26, 1951. A loving ...

Forsyth

Florence Ackley, 88, Cumming
In loving Memory of Florence Ackley age 88 passed July 10,2013. Florence is survived by one sister Viola Luehmann of Venice Fl. and daughters : Patricia Kwaak William; Leland, N ...

Gwinnett

Mr. Clarence (Clay) Thomas Brunet, Jr., age 49, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence Thomas Brunet, Sr. He is survi ...

Habersham

Charles Boyd Church, 72, Demorest
Charles Boyd Church, age 72, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, following a courageous battle with cancer.Born on June 8, 1941, in Gastonia, North Carol ...
Selma Benfield Watkins, 88, Clarkesville
Selma Benfield Watkins, age 88, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, following an extended illness at a local facility. Mrs. Watkins was born in Haber ...

Hall

Evalou Kelley, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Evalou Smith Kelley, 87, of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 following a brief illness. Born on August 29, 1925, Mrs. Kelley was the daughter of the late H ...
Roy Lee Christian, 88, Murrayville
Mr. Roy Lee Christian, age 88, of Murrayville, GA, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Roy Lee was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County where he spent a number of years as a pou ...

Lumpkin

Lisa Sue Anderson, 46, Dahlonega
Lisa Sue Anderson of Dahlonega. 46. Passed away on July 10th, 2013. Memorial service held Sunday July 14,2013 at Dahlonega United Methodist Church at 2pm.
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.