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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jul 6th, 2013

Dawson

Michelle "Shelly" Trabue Castell, age 47, of Dawsonville, GA died July 06, 2013 at Emory University Hospital. She was a loving wife and mother who loved to travel, garden ...

Forsyth

Michael Edward Eckelberry, 45, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on July 6th, 2013. The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life on Thursday, July 11th, 2013 at 12:30 pm at 4481 ...
Shelia "Paulette" Shelton Hicks, age 61, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013. She is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Vivian Shelton and brother, Jim ...

Hall

Gladys Ruth Pierce, 76, Commerce
Mrs. Gladys Ruth Pierce, age 76 of Commerce died Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center. Mrs. Pierce was born in Commerce to the late, Garnett and Dennie Ruc ...
James Randall Cape, 78, Gainesville
Mr. James Randall Cape, age 78, of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, July 06, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are s ...
Roland Kenneth Whitley, 82, Gainesville
Mr. Roland Kenneth Whitley, age 82, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Dogwood Forest in Gainesville Complete arrangements to be announced by Memorial Park ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Steven "Bo" Zachary Forrester, age 13 of Clermont. Steven passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013.Funeral services ...
Steven Zachary Forrester, 13, Clermont
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Steven Zachary Forrester, age 13 of Clermont. Steven passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013.Funeral arrangements are incompl ...
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.