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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 11th, 2011

Forsyth

Annie Lee King, 83, Johns Creek
Annie Lee King, 83, of Johns Creek, GA died at Emory Johns Creek Hospital on October 11, 2011. Born in St. Clair Springs, AL, she was the daughter of the late William and Maudie J ...
John Thomas Smith, 84, Canton
John Thomas Smith, age 84, formerly of Canton, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2011. He was an avid fox hunter. He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years Polly Anne Smith.S ...

Gwinnett

James Richard Morris, 54, Suwanee
James Richard Morris, age 54, of Suwanee, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2011. Survivors include his wife, Merrilee Morris of Suwanee; children, Alexander Earl Morris, Alletta Le ...

Hall

Arthur Kenneth Parker, age 70 of Lula, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Frances Patricia Penley, 71, Gainesville
Frances Patricia "Patti" Penley, age 71, of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at her residence of natural causes.Memorial services are scheduled for F ...
Jane Gale Barnes, Gainesville
Jane Gale Barnes of Gainesville, Georgia, formerly of Habersham County for the past 11 years, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A memorial ...

Rabun

Claude Ferdinand Kilby, 84, Clayton
Claude Ferdinand Kilby, 84, of Clayton, GA, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2011. He was born in Rabun County and was the son of the late Ferd Cartilue and Oza Christine Coffee K ...

White

Barbara Ruth Mercer Beall, 75, Sautee Nacoochee
Mrs. Barbara Ruth Mercer Beall, age 75, of Sautee Nacoochee, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at her residence following a sudden unexpected battle with cancer. Memorial serv ...
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.