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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jan 14th, 2014

Dawson

Shirley Joan Forbes, 77, Dawsonville
Shirley Joan Forbes, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday January 12, 2014 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born November 3, 1936 in Oakland, Nebraska to th ...

Forsyth

Virginia Ann Bruce, 68, Cumming
Virginia Ann Bruce, age 68, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Virginia was a special person who liked caring for others. She loved flowers, baking and children. ...

Hall

Clara Bell Welch, 84, Gainesville
Mrs. Clara Bell Welch, 84, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Tuesday January 14, 2014. Born in Dawsonville, Ga on January 2, 1930, she was the daughter of the late John O. and Sally ...
Roger H. Brown, Sr., 92, Gainesville
Roger Henry Brown, Sr., age 92, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at his residence. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 2:00 pm Saturday, March 1, 201 ...

Jackson

Jackie 'Jack' Bishop, 75, Hoschton
Mr. Jackie "Jack" Bishop, 75, of Hoschton, GA passed away on January 14, 2014. He was preceded in death by parents Palmer and Cleo Hamilton Bishop. He is survived by hi ...
Leo Joseph Russo, 55, Commerce
Leo Joseph Russo of Commerce, GA passed away on January 12, 2014. He was born in Johnstown, PA on July 15, 1959. Leo served in the United States Army from 1976-1978 at Fort Bragg ...
Martin (Marty) H. Seltzer, age 72 of Commerce died Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Seltzer was born in Los Angeles, CA to the late, S.A. and Fr ...

Lumpkin

Frances Jane Davis, 94, Dahlonega
Frances Jane Davis 94 of Dahlonega died 1/14/2014Private family service at later date Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.dahlonegafuneralhome.comArrangements by Dahlonega ...

Other

Florine Graham Dove, 74, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home, Madison County Chapel in Danielsville, announces services for Florine Graham Dove, 74, of Danielsville who went to be with the Lord January 14, 2014 from her res ...
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.