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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Jul 19th, 2014

Gwinnett

Betty Dean Edging, 81, Buford
Betty Dean Edging, age 81, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Wayne Edging. She is survived by her son, Michael ...

Habersham

Everene Glaze Tomlin, 90, Mt. Airy
Everene Glaze Tomlin, age 90, of Mt. Airy, Ga., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 19, 2014.Mrs. Tomlin was born on January 11, 1924 in White County, Georgia; daughter of t ...
James 'Jim' Brown, 81, Clarkesville
James "Jim" Brown, beloved husband of Maryln Brown, died at the age of 81 on July 19th, 2014. Mr. Brown is survived by his beloved wife, Maryln; three children, Marva Gri ...

Hall

Betty Ann Martin, 69, Gainesville
Betty Ann Martin, 69, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral Services are sched ...
Esther Powell Safford, 84, Gainesville
Mrs. Esther Powell Safford, 84, of Gainesville, GA. passed away on July 19, 2014 at her resident. Esther was born in Gainesville, FL on September 8, 1929 to Josie Mae Powell and C ...
Howell Eugene Pressley, 63, Gainesville
Howell Eugene Pressley, 63, of Gainesville passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral Services are scheduled for Tuesday, July 2 ...
Keary Maurice Nicely, 39, Gainesville formerly of Cornelia
Keary Maurice Nicely, age 39 of Gainesville and formerly of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Stephens County on November ...
Margaret Elnora Allen, 85, Gainesville
Margaret Elnora Allen, 85, of Gainesville passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 following a period of declining health. Born in Cornelia, Ga on December 8, 1928, she was the daugh ...
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Phillip James Ervin, 47, of Lula who passed away on Saturday evening at his residence. Born in Commerce, he was the son of Rona ...

Lumpkin

William Randolph Thorne, Jr, age 70 of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014. No services are scheduled. Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia is in ...
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.