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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 2nd, 2013

Forsyth

Jerry Hyde, 78, Cumming
Jerry Hyde, age 78, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the Halcyon Hospice House in Sandy Springs, GA. He was predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Cora Lee Hy ...

Habersham

Joseph A. 'Joe' Pontes, 71, Cornelia
Joseph A. "Joe" Pontes, age 71, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Mr. Pontes was born on April 20, 1942, in Fall River, Massachusetts; son of th ...

Hall

Brandon Parnell, 26, Dacula
Mr. Brandon Parnell, age 26, of Dacula, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Parnell. He is survived by his mother, Evelyn Carr M ...
Dorinda Robertson 'Wendy' Kemp, 77, Flowery Branch
Graveside Services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday July 5, 2013 in Alta Vista Cemetery for Dorinda Robertson "Wendy" Kemp age 77 of Flowery Branch. The Rev. Phil Carpe ...
Ray Cooper Spinks, 79, Oakwood
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Westside Baptist Church for Ray Cooper Spinks, age 79, of Oakwood. Rev. Mike Taylor, Rev. Dan Fuller and Rev. J ...

Jackson

Frances S. Mathis, 77, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Frances S. Mathis, 77, of Jefferson, Ga., who passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Mrs. Mathis was born in Madison, Georgia a daugh ...
Ronald Dwayne Palmer, 42, Hoschton
Ronald Dwayne Palmer, age 42, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013. A Memorial Service will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654 ...

White

Elese Vandiver Fain, 97, Helen
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland, announces the death of Mrs. Elese Vandiver Fain, age 97 of Helen. Mrs. Fain passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Elese was born in White County ...
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.