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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Jul 22nd, 2014

Gwinnett

Donald 'Grumps' Cross, 82, Sugar Hill
Donald "Grumps" Cross, 82, of Sugar Hill, passed away Sat July 12, 2014 at his home. He attended Epic Faith in Duluth GA. He believed God had kept him here for a purpose, ...
Michael 'Mike' Smith, 57, Sugar Hill
Michael "Mike" Smith, age 57, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014. He is survived by his wife Kimberly Smith; children James Kenneth Smith, Sandy Sp ...
Michael Scordino, 69, Sugar Hill
Michael Scordino, age 69, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents Salvatore Scordino and Rose Scordino; and brother Anthony ...
Richard 'Dick' Bailey, 87, Buford
Richard "Dick" Bailey, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Esther Weaver Bailey, Buford, GA; son ...

Habersham

Hayward Bryson, 84, Clarkesville
Hayward Bryson, age 84, of Amy's Creek Community, Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Mr. Bryson was born on December 15, 1929, in Macon County, Nort ...

Hall

Virginia 'Ginny' Tucker, 70, Gainesville
Virginia "Ginny" Tucker, age 70, of Gainesville, GA died of cancer on Monday, July 21, 2014. Virginia was born October 31, 1943 in Atlanta, GA and always lived in the su ...

Other

Yee Lee, 99, Monroe
Yee Lee, age 99, of Monroe passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53 Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org.
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.