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Local Obits for Thu. Nov 24th, 2011

Forsyth

Kathryn Forsyth, 72, Marietta
Kathryn Forsyth, 72, of Marietta, passed away on Thursday, November 24th, 2011 with her loving family at her side.The family will be planning a Memorial Service for a later date.Ar ...

Hall

Barbara Ruth Reed, 59, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Barbara Ruth Reed, age 59, of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday, November 24, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a sudden illness. Funeral Services will be held ...
Celestina Lencioni, 78, Murrayville
Mrs. Celestina Lencioni, age 78, of Murrayville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are ...
Jettie Lee Whitmire Wiley, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Jettie Lee Whitmire Wiley, 83, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at her home following a brief battle with cancer. Funeral services are sche ...

Jackson

James Cordell Fincher, 43, Commerce
James "Cory" Cordelle Fincher, 43, of Decatur passed away at St. Mary's Hospital in Athens on Thursday.Born in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of James Cordelle Finch ...
Willard Sanders Allen, 93, Commerce
Willard Sanders Allen, age 93, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, November 24, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Allen was born in Banks County to the late William Beecher and Eula Sanders A ...
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.