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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Aug 31st, 2013

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Charles Lenwood Cooper, age 72, of Auburn passed away suddenly and unexpectedly Saturday, August 31, 2013.Charles was the former Mayor and City Council Member of The City of Auburn ...
Robert Charles Tanner, 79, Auburn
Robert Charles Tanner, age 79, of Auburn passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013. He loved his family and animals. He is survived by his wife Margaret Tanner; son John Wesley Tanne ...

Dawson

Jane B. Goodie, 54, Dawsonville
Jane B. Goodie, 54, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday August 31, 2013 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following a short illness.Born February 21, 1959 in Duluth, Georgia to the la ...

Gwinnett

Damon D. Sammons, 21, Buford
Mr. Damon D. Sammons, age 21, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Veronica Sammons. He is survived by his mother, W ...
Mfumu Polycarpe Kabasele, 65, Lawrenceville
Mfumu Polycarpe Kabasele, age 65, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte M. Kabasele; daughters, Nadine Kabasele and L ...

Hall

Charles R. Fallen, 56, Gainesville
Charles R. Fallen, 56, of Gainesville passed away Saturday August 31, 2013 at his residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Fallen was born December 13, 1956 to the late Arnold and ...
Emmie Joyce Gilbert, 77, Gainesville
Emmie Joyce Gilbert, age 77, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Gilbert; parents, Eugene and Jessie Dell Holmes ...
Evelyn Mildred (Hardin) Behrendsen, age 93, passed away peacefully in her daughter's home in Gainesville, GA on Saturday, August 31, 2013 following an extended illness. She w ...
Floyd R. Lemons Jr., 57, Flowery Branch
Mr. Floyd R. Lemons, Jr., age 57, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013. He is survived by his wife of twenty-three years, Robin Frady Lemons, Flowery Bran ...

Jackson

Ann Teyen Ringer, 91, Commerce
Graveside services for Ann Teyen Ringer, age 91, of Commerce, will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, from Venice Memorial Gardens in Venice, Florida. Private serv ...

Other

Mrs. Mary Dixon Clark Watson, age 89, of Atlanta, GA passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ray Clark and Levi H. Watson; and son, Ver ...

Rabun

Calvin Sumner Talley, 71, Dillard
Calvin Sumner Talley, 71, of Dillard Georgia passed away August 31, 2013 at his residence.Calvin was born in Scaly Mountain, NC, the son of the late Valerie Burnette Talley and Law ...

Stephens

Emerson Heriod Payne, 79, Toccoa
Emerson Heriod Payne, age 79 of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2013, at his residence. Born on May 7, 1934, in Stephens County, he was a son of the late Hubert Dorsey and ...
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.