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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Oct 28th, 2014

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Frances Lovin Beddingfield, age 83, with faith in Christ, passed from this aspect of life on October 28th, 2014. Waiting for Frances' arrival in God's promised eterna ...

Forsyth

Carl Eugene "Gene" Swafford, age 70 of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Mr. Swafford was a U.S. Army veteran and proud receiptant of the Bronze Star for h ...
Elizabeth Little Johnson, born 2/27/1929 in Birmingham, AL, the Matriarch of our family, was called home on Tuesday, October 28. She is predeceased by her parents, Harrell Walton ...

Gwinnett

Karl Meth, 75, Buford
Mr. Karl Meth, age 75, of Buford, GA passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, J. T. Bui ...
Phoebe Lynn Bowden Wright, 59, Lawrenceville
Phoebe Lynn Bowden Wright, 59 of Lawrenceville, GA died Oct. 28, 2014 after a heroic battle with colon cancer.Phoebe is survived by her husband of thirty two years, Fred Wright, th ...

Hall

Jerry Ray Hamil, 64, Gainesville
Mr. Jerry Ray Hamil age 64 of Gainesville passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at his residence. Graveside services are scheduled for Sunday, November ...

Other

Sophia Lyn Bowles, age 51, of Ila, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 following a series of extended illnesses. Ms. Bowles was born on January 1, 1963 in Orlando, ...
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.