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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Aug 10th, 2014

Banks

Linda Carolyn Carpenter, age 67, of Lula, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family following an extended il ...

Dawson

Clyde Huskins, 71, Dawsonville
Mr. Clyde Huskins, age 71, of Dawsonville, GA passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Silvers Huskins, and his daughter, Lisa Huskins Mi ...

Hall

Edward Troy Brock, 87, Auburn
Judge Edward Troy Brock, Jr., 87, of Auburn, Georgia passed away surrounded by Family on Saturday, August 9th at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Judge Brock wa ...
Veerahia Polakam, 79, Alpharetta
Veerahia Polakam 79 of Alpharetta died on August 10, 2014.Memorial Services will be held at 5pm on August 11, 2014 at McDonald and Son Funeral Home.

Jackson

Brenda Dyer Shaw, 56, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Brenda Dyer Shaw, 56, of Pendergrass, Georgia, who passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014.Mrs. Shaw was born in Carrollton, Georgia a ...
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.