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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 17th, 2012

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George A. Whiten, Sr., 96, Gainesville
George A. "Pete" Whiten, Sr., of Gainesville died August 16, 2012 at his residence. Pete Whiten was born August 29, 1915 and was raised in Franklin County, Georgia, outs ...

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David Paul Simonds, 76, Braselton
Mr. David Paul Simonds, 76 of Braselton died Friday August 17, 2012 at the Northridge Health Center in Commerce. Born in Dawson County, Mr. Simonds was the son of the late Paul and ...
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80
Funeral services set for Wednesday for former Gainesville police chief
Retired Gainesville Police Chief Jerry Harrison Forrester died Monday at the age of 72.
Woman who created green bean casserole dies at 92
The woman who created a Thanksgiving staple _ the green bean casserole _ has died at age 92
Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, dies
Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates, has died at 65
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett killed in crash
Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett has died after a crash Thursday night at BAPS Motor Speedway.
UPDATE: Donald Panoz, entrepreneur and racing innovator, dies at 83
The man who founded Chateau Elan in Braselton and brought Le Mans racing to Hall County has died at the age of 83.