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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. May 28th, 2014

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Jeannie Diana Bradshaw, age 32, of Winder, GA, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014. She was survived by her significant other Garcia "Cowboy" Flores of Winder; mother Ma ...

Hall

Eston Wycliff (Wyc) Orr Sr., 67, Gainesville
Eston Wycliffe ("Wyc") Orr, Sr., 67, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia. Wyc was born in Tifton, Georgia the son of Emogene Gaskins Orr and John Hughes Orr ...
Hazel Smith, 64, Gainesville
Ms. Hazel Smith, age 64, of Gainesville, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an unexpected sudden illness. ...
Pauline Cara Lawrence, 92, Gainesville
Mrs. Pauline Lawrence, 92, of Gainesville, died May 28, 2014. Mrs. Lawrence was born on July 14, 1921 in Seneca, SC. While working at a radio manufacturing company, she met her fu ...

Lumpkin

Annie Jo Tant Turner, 70, Dahlonega
Annie Jo Tant Turner, age 70, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, May 28, 2014 following an extended illness.Annie Jo had lived in Lumpkin County for 16 years after moving here from R ...
Christy Leigh Ward Atwell, 41, Dahlonega
Christy Leigh Ward Atwell, age 41, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. She was born in Atlanta, GA, and had been ...
Dennis Brent Hanson, 74, Dahlonega
Dennis Brent Hanson age 74 of Dahlonega(September 27, 1939 - May 28, 2014) Memorial Service will be held on Saturday June 7th, at 11 am at Deer Creek Shores in Cumming, GA Arrange ...
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.