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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 29th, 2010

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Grace Eileen Fox, 72, Winder
Mrs. Grace Eileen Fox age 72 of Winder, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2010. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton,GA 30548 706-654-0966.

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George Talmadge McGinnis, 76, Dawsonville
Mr. George Talmadge McGinnis, age 76 of Dawsonville, passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2010. He was a member of Roswell Second Baptist Church. Mr. McGinnis was a veteran of the Kor ...

Gwinnett

Maurine L. McQuilken, 84, Sugar Hill
Maurine L. McQuilken, age 84 of Sugar Hill, GA and formerly of Allentown, PA died Sunday, August 29, 2010. Mrs. McQuilken has been cremated and an interment service will be held on ...

Hall

Billy Joe Bryant, 54, Gainesville
Billy Joe Bryant, age 54 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Funeral services are schedule ...
Charles H. Uhl, 92, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Professor Charles H. Uhl, age 92, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2010. Arrangements are pending at this time.Evans F ...
Mr. L.D. Whitmire, 72, Gainesville
Mr. L.D. Whitmire, 72 of Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville went to be with the lord on Saturday August 28, 2010.A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Whitmire was the son of the la ...

Lumpkin

Bryan W. Whitfield, 85, Dahlonega
Bryan W. Whitfield, III, 85, died on August 29, 2010 of an extended illness at his home in Dahlonega. A native of Harlan, Kentucky, he was graduate of the University of Kentucky an ...

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Darrell Lamar Lovell, 56, Lake Burton
Darrell Lamar Lovell, age 56, of Lake Burton, GA passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2010.Mr. Lovell was born in Hickory, NC on July 20, 1954. He was an Army National Guard and a ti ...

White

Opal Roberts, 84, Cleveland
Opal Anita Nix Roberts, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday August 29, 2010 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Roberts was born August 13, 1926 in White Count ...
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.