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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 17th, 2014

Gwinnett

Robert P. Weinrich, 79, Buford
Mr. Robert P. Weinrich, age 79, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2014. He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Sue Weinrich; children, Lori and Mike Kaplan, ...

Habersham

Gilbert Wayne Davidson, 67, Baldwin
Gilbert Wayne Davidson, age 67 of Baldwin, formerly of Buford, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Habersham Home East following an extended illness.Born in Jackso ...

Hall

Claudine Annie Mayfield, 92, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday May 19, 2014 in Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Claudine Annie Mayfield age 92 of Gainesville. Speaker Job Caraballo will of ...

Other

Mrs. Carol Ann Brown Puryear, age 84 of 1081 Laurel Chase Run, Bishop, Georgia passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Athens Regional Hospital.A daughter of the late Joe and Jennalu ...

White

Benny Alton Harkins, 83, Cleveland
Mr. Benny Alton Harkins, age 83, of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.Memorial services are scheduled for 11 ...
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.