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Local Obits for Mon. Dec 12th, 2011

Forsyth

Eva Pendley, 99, Cumming
Eva Pendley, age 99, of Cumming, passed away Monday, December 12, 2011. Mrs. Pendley was a member of Daves Creek Baptist Church. Eva and her husband owned Clyde Pendley Feed and Po ...

Hall

Dean Allison, 68, Flowery Branch
Dean Allison, age 68, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Monday Morning, December 12, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are sch ...
Margery D. Nelson, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Margery D. Nelson, 83, of Gainesville passed away Monday, December 12, 2011, following a period of declining health. Born in Cambridge Ma on January 3, 1928, she was the daug ...
Nancy Smith, 52, Gainesville
Mrs. Nancy Smith, age 52, of Gainesville, GA died Monday, December 12, 2011 at her home following a sudden illness.Nancy was born in Atlanta, grew up in Canton, GA, and had lived i ...
Perna Tench Thomason, 93, Gainesville
Perna Tench Thomason, age, 93, of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born on May 14, 1918, in Banks County, she was the daugh ...
Willie Jerelle Mathis, 81, Gainesville
Willie Jerelle Mathis, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Graveside services are sche ...

Jackson

William I. Hooper, 79, Jefferson
William I. Hooper, age 79, of Jefferson, passed away Monday, December 12, 2011.Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfu ...

Lumpkin

Bealer Ricky Hardin, 56, Dahlonega
Bealer Ricky Hardin, 56, of Dahlonega, GA passed away at his home on Monday, December 12, 2011. He was a lifelong resident of Dahlonega of loved to hunt, fish and raise Dachshund& ...
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.