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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 8th, 2014

Forsyth

Junior Roger Wheeler, 74, Cumming
Junior Roger Wheeler, age 74, of Cumming, passed away February 08, 2014. He was a business man in Forsyth County for 37 years as a cabinet maker. His greatest joy was his family. ...

Hall

Betty A Fravel, 71, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Betty A Fravel, age 71, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014.Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 10, 2014 at Memorial Park South Cemete ...
Donald Gaines, 59, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Donald Gaines, age 59 of Maysville, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, February 8, 2014. Mr. Gaines was born in Pendergrass, Geo ...
Helen Byrd Waters, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Helen Byrd Waters of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, February 08, 2014 at the age of 91.A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, February 10, ...
Jada Dorsey age, 4 passed away February 8, 2014. Professional services entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
Timmy Lee Sosebee, 56, Murrayville
Timmy Lee Sosebee, age 56 of Murrayville, GA passed away February 8, 2014Timmy was a lifelong resident of the North Georgia area. He was a loving, Christian husband as well as a ta ...

Jackson

Joseph Walton Hagan, 72, Hoschton
Joseph Walton Hagan, age 72 of Hoschton formerly of Statesboro passed away Saturday February 8, 2014. Joseph was an United States Air Force Veteran. He was an engineer with General ...

Lumpkin

Mollie Gaddy Loggins, 81, Dahlonega
Mollie Gaddy Loggins, age 81 of Dahlonega, GA passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014 at her home in Dahlonega, GA following an extended illness.Mrs. Loggins is preceded in death by ...

White

Latrelle B. Simmons, 74, Cleveland
Latrelle B. Simmons, age 74 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, February 08, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Simmons was born in White County the daughter of the lat ...
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.