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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 15th, 2011

Dawson

Robert G. Stuck, 53, Dawsonville
Robert G. Stuck, 53, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday December 15, 2011 following as sudden illness.Born May 1, 1958 in Canandaigua, NY, he grew up in Wolcott, NY and had lived ...

Forsyth

John F. Rogers, 35, Cumming
Mr. John F. Rogers age 35 of Cumming, Ga passed away on Thursday December 15, 2011. No services are scheduled at this time. Memorial Park Funeral is in charge of arrangements. Memo ...
Sylvia K. Strain, 73, Cumming
Sylvia K. Strain, age 73, of Cumming, passed away at her residence on Thursday, December 15, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, Theo and Mattie Lou Kendall; brother an ...

Habersham

Funeral services for Willie Mae Heaton Bramlett, age 92, of Demorest will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 17, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Billy Trotter &am ...

Hall

Benjamin Ralph Abernathy, age 80, of Lula, Georgia, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p ...
Jack Harrison Barnett, 84, Gainesville
Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2012 in the chapel of Gainesville First United Methodist Church for Mr. Jack Harrison Barnett, 84, of Gainesville, ...

Jackson

Gladys H. Ray, 86, Pendergrass
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Gladys H. Ray, 86, of Pendergrass who passed away early Thursday morning at the Athens Regional Medical Center. Born in Dawson C ...
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.