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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Aug 22nd, 2014

Banks

Sonda Rettig, 47, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Sonda Rettig, age 47 of Commerce who passed away on August 21st, 2014. She is the daughter of Keith Morgan and Beverly Staitz of ...

Dawson

Gene A. Mauldin, 86, Dawsonville
Gene A. Mauldin, age 86 of Dawsonville, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014. Mr. Mauldin is a US Navy Veteran who served on the USS Ranger in World War II. He was the Co-owner of M ...

Forsyth

Donald A. Herrick, 83, Cumming
Donald A. Herrick, 83, of Cumming, GA passed away, Friday, August 22, 2014 at his residence. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd ...
Gladys Akins Sosebee, 86, Cumming
Gladys Akins Sosebee, 86, of Cumming, passed away Friday, August 22nd, 2014. Survivors include her children, Ronald "Saralyn" Kellogg of Cumming, David "Vicki" ...

Hall

Lonnie Pruitt, 70, Clermont
Mr. Lonnie Pruitt, age 70, of Clermont, Ga. entered into his eternal life at home on Friday, August 22, 2014 following a brief illness. Born in Cleveland, Ga. on January 26, 1944. ...
Mary Hyres Knoll, 76, Clermont
Mary Hyres Knoll, 76, of Clermont, GA, peacefully passed away on August 22, 2014 following a long battle with Parkinson's disease.Mary Hyres Knoll was born on September 29, 19 ...

Jackson

Mark Fowler, 48, Arcade
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Mark Fowler, 48 of Arcade, who passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014. Mr. Fowler was born in Warner Robins, Georgia a son of the late ...

Lumpkin

Edith Gillespie Crumley, 79, Dahlonega
Edith Gillespie Crumley, age 79, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Friday, August 22, 2014.She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Louise Sutton Gillespie, and a lifelong resident ...
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.