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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 25th, 2014

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Christopher Keith Jones, age 26, of Winder, GA, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53 Hoschton, GA 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 7 ...

Forsyth

Evelyn V. Martin, 83, Acworth, formerly of Cumming
Evelyn V. Martin, age 83 of Acworth, formerly of Cumming, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014.She was a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church.Evelyn was preceded in death by her parent ...

Habersham

Amos King, 87, Alto
Amos King, age 87 of Alto, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Habersham Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on October 23, 1926, he was a son of the late Peter L. King and ...

Hall

Emmett Holley, 52, Gainesville
​Mr. Emmett Holley, 52 of Gainesville died Sunday May 25, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his loving family after a valiant fight with cancer.Born in Atlanta, Georgia ...

Jackson

Kathryn Hogsed, 82, Jefferson
Kathryn Hogsed, age 82 of Jefferson Passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2014 at her residence. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504 is in charge ...

Lumpkin

Robert Allen Betzig, 62, Dahlonega
Mr. Robert Allen "Bob" Betzig, age 62, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday, May 25, 2014, at Chestatee Regional Hospital.Bob had lived in Dahlonega since 1995 after moving here ...

Other

Durant Wilmot, 83, Barnesville
Barnesville . . . Durant Wilmot passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Barnesville First United Methodist Church ...

White

Deanna Marie Schenden Campbell, age 47 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Memorial services are scheduled for Friday, May 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm ...
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.