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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 17th, 2013

Banks

Mary Toney Williams, 89, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Mary Toney Williams, 89, of Homer who passed away on Wednesday at the Northridge Medical Center. Born in Commerce, she was the ...

Dawson

Claude F. 'Bud' Nix, 81, Big Canoe
Claude F. "Bud" Nix, 81, of Big Canoe passed away Wednesday July 17, 2013.Born August 5, 1931 to the late Claude F., Sr. and Dorothy Nix, he was a native of Arlington, VA ...

Hall

Betty Jane McFadden, 85, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Jane Hannah McFadden, 85, of Gainesville, Ga. went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Betty was born in Portsmouth, OH, daughter of the late Paul and Betty ...
Sidney Edward Cofield, 83, Gainesville
Mr. Sidney "Sid" Edward Cofield, age 83, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled ...

Jackson

Elizabeth C. Smith, 87, Commerce
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Smith age 87 of Commerce died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospice House. Mrs. Smith was born in Commerce to the late, William J. and Sara Wilhit ...

Other

On July 17, 2013, Col. (Ret.) Maynard Brown, Jr., 76, of Hampton, VA entered into eternal rest peacefully with his bride of 53 years, Mary L. Brown by his side at the North Hampton ...
Mary Margaret Chase, 85, Alpharetta
Mary Margaret Chase, 85, of Alpharetta, GA died on July 17, 2013 at Embracing Hospice House. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Margaret Trapani. He ...

White

William Lovic Allen, 96, Cleveland
William Lovic Allen, age 96 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Allen was born March 28, 1917 in White County to the late George and Maggie Ste ...
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.