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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 25th, 2011

Dawson

Lawana Bruce Brown, 82, Dawsonville
Lawana Bruce Brown, 82, of Marietta, formerly of Dawsonville, passed away Tuesday October 25, 2011 at Wellstar Community Hospice following a period of declining health.Born October ...

Forsyth

David Lawrence Milatz, 59, Cumming
David Lawrence Milatz, 59, of Cumming, GA died on October 25, 2011. Born in Detroit, MI, he was the son of Norman and Virginia Milatz.He is survived by his wife, Mary Milatz, of F ...
Willie W. Hussey, 93, Cumming
Willie W. Hussey, age 93, of Cumming passed away Saturday, October 22, 2011. She was a Baptist by faith. Mrs. Hussey is preceded in death by her husband, James Hussey. Survivors ...

Hall

Sherry Thrasher, 44, Gainesville
Sherry Thrasher, age 44 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Memorial services are scheduled for ...

Rabun

Kitty Melle Carnes Vinson, 96, of Dillard, GA, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 25, 2011.She was born in Rabun County, and was the daughter of the late Virgil Austin ...
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.