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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Apr 1st, 2014

Forsyth

Norma Davis Bryant, 82, Buford
Norma Davis Bryant, 82, of Buford, GA passed away on April 1, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-eight years, Harold Bryant; parents, Marion and Fannie Davis; ...

Hall

Charles Waller, 65, Gainesville
Mr. Charles Waller, age 65 of Gainesville GA passed away on April 1, 2014. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.
J.T. Lawson, 80, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Thursday April 3, 2014 in Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for J.T. Lawson age 80 of Gainesville. The Rev. James Elrod will officiate. I ...
Randall Eugene Reed, 65, Gainesville
Mr. Randall Eugene Reed, 65 of Gainesville died Tuesday April 1, 2014 at his residence.A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Reed was the son of the late William Rivers and Ruby ...
Shawn Ripko Hydrick, 51, Gainesville
On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, Shawn Ripko Hydrick passed away. Shawn was born August 18, 1962 and was a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She was the daughter of Robert Anthony Chau ...

Jackson

Roy A. Swett, 69, Hoschton
Roy A. Swett, age 69, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Roy lived in Woodstock before moving to Hoschton 8 years ago. He was a member of the Local 72 Union, Shady ...

Stephens

Edwin Grady Vaughn, 92, Toccoa
Mr. Edwin Grady Vaughn, age 92 of 140 Hickory Circle, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Cottingham Hospice, Seneca, South Carolina.A son of the late Jesse and V ...

White

Max James Presnell, 71, Cleveland
Mr. Max James Presnell, age 71 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Presnell was born on July 28, 1942 in Banner Elk, North Car ...
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.