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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Nov 11th, 2014

Banks

Jerry Gordon Nix, 70, Alto
Jerry Gordon Nix, age 70 of Alto, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at his daughter's residence in Cleveland. Born in Habersham County on November 15, 1943, he was a son ...

Barrow

Cameron Lee Miller, 19, Winder
Mr. Cameron Lee Miller, age 19, of Winder, Georgia went to be with the Lord, surrounded by family and friends on November 11, 2014. Cameron had resided in Winder all of his ...
Floyd Cliatt, 70, Winder
Floyd Cliatt, 70, of Winder passed away Tuesday November 11, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born March 8, 1944 in Augusta, Georgia to the late H ...

Dawson

Davis C. Pennington, 71, Dawsonville
Davis C. Pennington, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday November 11, 2014 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a period of declining health.Born December 10, 1942 in Atlanta ...

Forsyth

James Howard Bruce, Sr, 71, Cumming
James Howard Bruce, Sr., age 71, of Cumming, passed away, Tuesday, November 11, 2014.Survivors include his children, Ronald (Cherry) Martin, James (Caroline) Bruce, III, Sandra Pea ...
Richard C.Yezzi, 81, Cumming
Richard C.Yezzi (Red), 81, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Cumming, GA.Survived by his wife, Bonnie and her daughters, Holly Mays, Heidi Able and Heather Faust ...
William David Smith, 69, Cumming
William David Smith, 69, of Cumming, GA passed away on November 11, 2014. Born in Athens, GA he was the son of the late Eldridge and Mamie Smith.David was a kind and honest man wh ...

Habersham

Ralph James York, 85, Mt. Airy
Ralph James York, age 85 of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Habersham Medical Center.Born on December 25, 1928 in Demorest, Georgia, he was a son of th ...
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.