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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. May 20th, 2014

Dawson

Marie Beck, 77, Dawsonville
Marie Beck, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday May 20, 2014 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born October 31, 1936 to the late Howard and Edith Summerour ...

Habersham

Frank (Sonny) Cruz, 72, Clarkesville
Frank "Sonny" Cruz, age 72, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Cruz was born on October 8, ...
Rubye Colston Batson, 86, Demorest
Rubye Colston Batson, age 86, of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following an extended illness.Born in Habersham County on May 21, ...

Hall

Edith 'Moie' Joy, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Edith "Moie" Joy, 88, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday May 22, 2014 in ...
Margaret Denham England Burks, 99, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Margaret Denham England Burks, age 99, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, after a lengthy illness. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 23, 2014 ...
Vincent (Vinny) Lawrence Ferrara, 92, Flowery Branch
Mr. Vincent "Vinny" Lawrence Ferrara, age 92, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by his family.Memorial S ...

Lumpkin

Jerry Walter Poiles, 57, Dahlonega
Jerry Walter Poiles, age 57, of Dahlonega, GA died Tuesday, May 20, 2014.Mr. Poiles lived in Dahlonega, GA for 17 years after moving here from Clearwater, Florida. He had worked as ...
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.