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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jun 12th, 2014

Forsyth

Scott Everett Kirby, 48, Cumming
Scott Everett Kirby, age 48, of Cumming, went to be with his Lord on June 11, 2014. Scott was a devoted member and deacon of Pine Crest Baptist Church (Romans 8: 38, 39). He was ...

Gwinnett

Arlene Howard, 59, Suwanee
Arlene Howard, age 59, of Suwanee, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014. Funeral Services will be held 3:00 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2014 at Lawson Funeral Home. The family will rece ...

Habersham

Brenda Joyce Cook King, 62, Baldwin
Brenda Joyce Cook King, age 62, of Baldwin, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Habersham Medical Center.Born in Clarkesville, on October 4, 1951, she was a daughter of the lat ...
Elizabeth Kratzer Tipton, 83, Mt. Airy
Elizabeth Kratzer Tipton, age 83, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014.Mrs. Tipton was born on April 8, 1931 in Bamberg, Germany to the late Hans and Gretch ...

Hall

George "Top-Notch" Germain of Winder, Georgia, passed away suddenly at home on June 3rd 2014. He is survived by his wife, Luella M. Germain; three children, Larry, Rick, ...
Rev. Virgil Glen Megill, 90, Gainesville
​Dr. Virgil Glen Megill, Jr. died Thursday, June 12 in Gainesville, GA the home of his daughter Caroline Newbern. He was 90 years of age.Virgil was born in 1924 in Lyons ...

Other

Alma Brown Beckler, 88, Milton
Alma Brown Beckler, age 88 of Milton, Georgia passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Angels Garden Senior Community in Dacula, Georgia following a period of declining health. M ...

Stephens

Mrs. Martha Lou Nimmons Davis, age 94, of Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday June 12, 2014 at her son's home. She was born in Franklin County, GA on June 19, 1920, the daughte ...
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.