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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jul 9th, 2014

Barrow

Michael Normann Newirth, age 53, of Auburn passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Mike worked in restaurants for 35 years, was the son of a chef, and has cooked for celebrities like ...

Dawson

Glen C. Amburn, 50, Dawsonville
Glen C. Amburn, 50, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday July 9, 2014 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness.Mr. Amburn was born October 9, 1963 in Lincoln, Missou ...

Gwinnett

Ann Thom Williamson Roberts, surrounded by her family, died peacefully at home on this Fourth of July. She was predeceased by Dan Roberts, her beloved husband of 68 years, parents ...

Habersham

Harvey Jackson Adams, 86, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Harvey Jackson Adams, age 86, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, July 11, 2014 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Billy Burrell and Mr. Whi ...
Johnny Lester Wheeler, 67, Demorest
Johnny Lester Wheeler, age 67 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, July 09, 2014, at his residence. Born in Habersham County on January 10, 1947, he was a son of the late Jim Wheele ...
Rodney Howard, 38, Cornelia
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia announces the death of Rodney Howard, age 38 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, July 09, 2014, at his residence. Arrangem ...

Hall

Thomas Randall Peck, 49, Gainesville
Thomas Randall Peck, age 49 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memoria ...
Victoria Israel, 73, Gainesville
Ms. Victoria Israel, age 73, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Services will be held at a later date. Ms. Israel was born Marc ...

Other

Mr. Lonnie Franklin "Frankie" Beck, age 56, of Monroe, GA, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014.Frankie was born and raised in Lumpkin County and had spent the past five years in ...
Mary Helen Shaver, 91, Kennesaw
Mary Helen Shaver, age 91, of Kennesaw passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Funeral Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53 Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonf ...
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.