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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Aug 1st, 2013

Banks

Harold Burns Smith, 71, Homer
Harold Burns Smith, age 71, of Homer, Georgia passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2013. Mr. Smith was born in Lilburn, Georgia on December 19, 1941, to the late Weyman and Mary Bur ...

Dawson

Anthony Allen Ivey, 63, Dawsonville
Mr. Anthony Allen Ivey, 63, of Dawsonville, GA. passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2013. A lifelong resident of Hall County, he was born on August 9, 1949. He was the son of the l ...

Habersham

Judy Wanda Odum,, 57, Demorest, formerly of Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Judy Wanda Odum, age 57 of Demorest, formerly of Cleveland. Mrs. Odum passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013. Funeral ...

Hall

Arthur 'Art' Lackner III, 54, Gainesville
Mr. Arthur "Art" Lackner III, age 54 of Gainesville, GA passed away on August 1, 2013. He is survived by his wife Dawn McDonald, Gainesville, GA; children Chrystal & ...
Clarence Leon Odom, 62, Gainesville
Mr. Clarence Leon Odom, 62, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2013. Born in Kokomo, In. on November 21, 1950, he was the son of the late Casey and Dovie Butle ...
Clyde Rakestraw, 89, Gainesville
Mr. Clyde Rakestraw age 89 of Gainesville, GA passed August 1, 2013. Memorial Services will be held Sunday, August 4, 2013, 2:00pm at the chapel of Young's Funeral Home, 1553 ...
Elfriede B Blatter, 100, Gainesville
Mrs. Elfriede B Blatter, 100, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Born in Stuttgart, Germany, when she moved to the United States, she was a Governess to the ...
Mr. Horace Robert "Bobby" Cobb, Jr.,age 63, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013.Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel 989 Riverside Drive, Gaines ...
Perry O'Neal Sheets, 55, Cumming
Perry O'Neal Sheets, age 55, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013. Perry was a loving husband, father, son and grandfather. He is preceded in death by his father ...
Sabrina Kaye Frady, 31, Gainesville
Sabrina Kaye Frady, age 31 of Gainesville and formerly of Toccoa, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Ms. Frady was born in Commerce, Georgia on August 9, 1981. She was a lifelon ...

Jackson

Louis Calvin "Cal" McClure, Sr., age 88 of Braselton, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness a ...

Other

Johnnie Fulton Hicks, 67, Marietta
Johnnie Fulton Hicks, age 67, of Marietta, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013. He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Wilda Hicks. Graveside services will be held ...

White

Milton Jerome Dodgens, 76, Cleveland
Mr. Milton Jerome Dodgens, age 76, of Cleveland, GA, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Jerome was born and raised in Seneca, SC, and was currently living in Cleveland, GA. He was ...
Mr. Paul Robert Friebus Davis age 43 of Helen passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013 at his residence. Our beloved son, father, brother, uncle and a true friend to all who crossed h ...
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.