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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 17th, 2010

Gwinnett

Frank Leo Walker, 84, Dacula
Frank Leo Walker, Jr., age 84, of Dacula, GA, passed away Friday, July 17, 2010. His body has been cremated and no further services are planned at this time. Mr. Walker was born ...

Habersham

Janie Lou Black Chambers, 73, Demorest
Janie Lou Black Chambers, age 73 of Demorest, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2010, at her residence following an extended illness. Born in White County on November 20, 1936, sh ...
Lois Colston Smith, 85, Demorest
Lois Colston Smith, age 85 of Demorest, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2010, at The Oaks at Scenic View following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County on May 31, 1925, she ...
Martha Ann Robinson, 73, Cornelia
Martha Ann Robinson, age73, of Cornelia, GA, passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2010, following an extended illness. Mrs. Robinson was born in Banks County, GA, on ...
Stuart Michael Tench, 22, Clarkesville
Stuart Michael Tench, age 22 of Clarkesville, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2010. Born December 15, 1987, he was the son of Mike and Debbie Barron Tench of Clarkesville. He was a ...

Hall

John T. Pirkle, 61, Gainesville
Mr. John T. Pirkle, age 61, of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, July 17, 2010. He was a former music producer, lived on Lake Lanier, loved music and was a nature lover. Survivor ...

Jackson

Dawson Sky Jacobs, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Dawson Sky Jacobs, infant son of Joshua and Stacie Parr Jacobs, who passed away on July 17, 2010. He was born on June 23, 2010 in Athens a ...
Hazel Inez Farrow, 85, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Hazel Inez Farrow, age 85 of Pendergrass, Georgia who passed away Friday, July 16, 2010. Miss Farrow was born in Jackson County the dau ...
Mary Nicole â, 33, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mary Nicole â

White

Rebecca Fiero, 66, Helen
Rebecca Mathena Fiero, a resident of Helen since 1981, died 17 July 2010 at New Horizons in Gainesville, GA after a prolonged illness. She was 66. A 1969 graduate of the Uni ...
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.