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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 24th, 2013

Forsyth

Juanita Blackstock Benefield, age 82, of Cumming, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Mrs. Benefield is preceded in death by her husband, William Parmer Benefield; ...

Habersham

Ray Walter Porterfield, 61, Mt. Airy
Ray Walter Porterfield, age 61, of Mt. Airy, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on July 20, 1952, in Clarke County, he was a son of the l ...

Hall

William Clay Rodes, Gainesville
William Clay Rodes, originally from Petersburg, Tennessee, passed away on July 24th, 2013 at home surrounded by his family in Gainesville, GA. He is preceded in death by his parent ...

Jackson

Horace W. Milton, 82, Commerce
Mr. Horace W. Milton, age 82, of Commerce, GA died Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Milton was born in Tallassee, AL to the late Ernest Emmett Carlton and Susie Wom ...

Other

Donald Wood, 73, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Donald Wood age 73, of Danielsville who passed away on Wednesday July 24th, 2013. He was the son of the late Elisha and Lura (Phillips) Woo ...
Dr. Robert Tether, 84, Greenville formerly of Gainesville
Dr. Robert S. Tether, 84 of Greenville, South Carolina formerly of Gainesville, GA died Wednesday July 24, 2013. Born in Englewood, New Jersey, Dr. Tether was the son of the late ...
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.