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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jul 3rd, 2014

Banks

Mattie Jean Jamerson Armour, age 67, of Alto, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Emory University Hospital.Born in Banks County on May 14, 1947, she was a daughter of the late ...

Habersham

Lorean J. Smalley,, 93, Demorest
LOREAN J. SMALLEY, age 93 of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 03, 2014 at the Habersham Home West following an extended illness.Born in Camden, West Virginia on Apri ...
Winnie Glennon McCrackin, age 88, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at her residence.Mrs. McCrackin was born on January 20, 1926 to the late Mr. George a ...

Hall

Elmer P. Peck, 86, Gainesville
Elmer P. Peck, age 86, of Gainesville passed away on July 3, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, July 6, 2 ...
Norma Jean Taylor, 82, Braselton
Mrs. Norma Jean Taylor, age 82, of Braselton passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 at her residence, with her family. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from t ...

Lumpkin

Ruby Dean McKinzey, 67, Murrayville
Mrs. Ruby Dean McKinzey, age 67, of Murrayville, GA (Lumpkin County), passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA following a period of decli ...

Other

Ralph Simmons, 71, Bowman
Mr. Ralph Simmons, age 71, of Bowman, Georgia passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from the Chapel of Memorial Park South F ...
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.