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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. May 24th, 2014

Hall

Dennis A. Pitts, 58, Gainesville
Dennis A. Pitts, Hall County's first Republican commissioner, died peacefully on Saturday, May 24th, on the Pitts family farm in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. Dennis was surroun ...
Dorothy Houghton Wilder, 82, Gainesville
Dorothy Houghton Wilder, 82, beloved wife, and mother, a 6 Year resident of Gainesville, GA, went to be with her Lord May 24, 2014, following a long battle with Alzheimers.She was ...
Franklin E. Thomas, 54, Flowery Branch
Franklin E. Thomas, 54, of Flowery Branch, GA. passed away on May 24, 2012 following an extended illness.Born September 17, 1959, Mr. Thomas was a lifelong resident of Hall Co ...
Mary Maudell Ash, 102, Murrayville
Mary Maudell Ash, age 102 of Murrayville, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 at her residence. Mrs. Ash was born September 30, 1911 in Jackson County to the late Hugh and Easter An ...
Sandra Lee Brust, 51, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Sandra Lee Brust, 51, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014. Mrs. Brust was born in Riverside, New Jersey, a ...

Other

Sharon Mills, N/A, Cary, North Carolina formerly of Gainesville, Ga.
Sharon Elaine Mills, 64, Cary, NC, formerly of Gainesville, GA, passed away on Saturday May 24, 2014 after a brief illness.She was a devoted member of White Plains United Methodist ...

Stephens

Charles David Wilkie, 50, Toccoa
Charles David Wilkie, age 50 passed peacefully due to an extended illness on Saturday May 24, 2014 at Heritage Healthcare of Toccoa. He is the son of the late Mildred and James Wil ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.