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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 19th, 2011

Banks

Odus H. Morris, 79, Maysville
Mr. Odus H. Morris, age 79 of Maysville, GA died Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Morris was born in Acworth to the late, Henry Lee and Leecy Morris. Mr. Morris ...
Ms. Shirley McAllister Evans, age 69, of Homer, GA died Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Evans was born in Charlotte, NC to the late Robert and ...

Dawson

Avery D. Holbrook, 74, Dawsonville
Avery D. Holbrook, age 74, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday October 19, 2011. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday October 22, 2011 in the chapel of Little and Davenpo ...

Forsyth

Shirley Ussery, 73, Cumming
Shirley Ussery, age 73, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband, Garland Ussery.Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, ...

Hall

Michael Patrick Cooley, 33, Gainesville
Michael Patrick Cooley, age 33, of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2011. Michael loved hockey and University of Michigan Wolverine football. Survivors include his w ...

Jackson

Larry J. Parker, 68, Commerce
Mr. Larry J. Parker, age 68, of Commerce passed away October 19, 2011 following a brief illness. Funeral Services will be held 1:00pm Sunday, October 23, 2011 from the Chapel of Me ...
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.