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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jan 30th, 2014

Banks

Jack Daniel "Danny" Masters, Jr., age 44 of Alto, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014. Born in Fulton County on October 14, 1969, he was a son of Jack Daniel Masters, ...

Forsyth

Earl B. Fry, 77, Cumming
Earl B. Fry, 77, of Cumming, GA passed away January 30, 2014 after a long struggle with declining health. Mr. Fry was born October 5, 1936 in Nankin, OH. He lived in Ashland, OH ...

Habersham

Rev. Garry Garrison, age 59 of Alto, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014. Born in Habersham County on March 6, 1954, he was a son of the late Rev. Clyde Garrison and Elizabeth & ...

Hall

John Joseph Williams, 66, Flowery Branch
Mr. John Joseph Williams, 66, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on January 30, 2014. He is survived by his children Gina Maria Williams and John Joseph Williams, JR.; brother Denn ...
Wendy Sue Stern, 31, Gainesville
Mrs. Wendy Sue Stern, age 31, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014 at Piedmont Hospital, following a brief illness. A Celebration of Wendy will be held at a later ...

Jackson

James Alford Wilson, 73, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Alford Wilson, of 73, Commerce Ga., who passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014. Mr. Wilson was born in Jefferson, Georgia, a ...
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.