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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 13th, 2010

Forsyth

Mr. Thomas "Papa Thomas" Williams, age 67 of Cumming, GA., passed away Thursday, August 12, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Williams; parents, Nolan ...
William Harold Brewer, 80, Cumming
Mr. William Harold Brewer, age 80, of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, August 13, 2010. Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, August 18, 2010, at 1:00 pm at Forest Lawn Mem ...

Gwinnett

Infant Antonio Edward Olmos, inf, Lawrenceville
Infant Antonio Edward Olmos of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Friday, August 13, 2010. Graveside services will be held Monday, August 16, 2010, at 2:00 pm at Bethel Baptist Chur ...
Ronald M. Young "Papa Ron", 61, Sugar Hill
Mr. Ronald M. Young "Papa Ron", age 61 of Sugar Hill, passed away on Thursday, August 12, 2010. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA and was a U.S. Army Veteran. Mr. Young was ...

Hall

Eva Irene Adams, 83, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00pm Sunday August 15 at Fairview Baptist Church for Mrs. Eva Irene Adams age 83 of Gainesville. The Rev. James Kanaday and Rev. R.L. Puckett w ...
Azelene Kinsey, 87, Gainesville
Azelene Kinsey, age 87, of Point View Drive, Gainesville, passed away Friday, August 13, 2010 at The Oaks at Scenic View following an extended illness. Graveside service ...
Keith Alan Nix, 39, Gainesville
Keith Alan Nix, 39, passed away at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Tucker, GA, he had been in Hall County for most of his life. He w ...

Jackson

Robert Lee Austin, Sr., 73, Commerce
Mr. Robert Lee Austin, Sr. age 73, of Commerce, GA died Friday August 13, 2010 at Winder Health Care.Mr. Austin was born in Danielsville, GA to the late Wiley A. and Mary Scoggins ...

Lumpkin

Harold Grady Ash, 81, Murrayville
Mr. Harold Grady Ash, age 81, of Murrayville, Ga. in Lumpkin County died August 13, 2010.Mr. Ash was born in Cleveland, Ga. He lived most of his life in Lumpkin County. Mr. Ash wor ...
Rebecca Louise Benifiel, 67, Dahlonega
Mrs. Rebecca Louise Benifiel, age 67 of Dahlonega, Ga. died August 13, 2010. Graveside services will be held Monday August 16, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Dahlonega Memorial Park. Banister ...
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.