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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 16th, 2011

Forsyth

Jean Anderegg Petree, 70, Cumming
Jean Anderegg Petree, 70, beloved wife and mother peacefully passed away at home in Suwanee, GA on December 16, 2011 after a brief but valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. She fo ...
Lillie Dishroon, age 90, a long time resident of Forsyth County, passed away Friday, December 16, 2011. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim ...

Gwinnett

Barbara Jean Johnson, 66, Dacula
Barbara Jean Johnson, age 66, of Dacula, GA, passed away at her home on Friday, December 16, 2011. Mrs. Johnson's body will be cremated. A private family memorial may be held ...
Charles William Frith, 85, Buford
Charles William Frith, age 85 of Buford, GA died suddenly Friday, December 16, 2011. Mr. Frith has been cremated and a memorial service will be held later. Hamilton Mill Memorial C ...

Hall

Harold Breider, 94, Gainesville
Mr. Harold Breider passed away Friday, December 16, 2011 at age 94. Mr. Breider, originally from Mishicot and Two Rivers, Wisconsin, is survived by two sisters, Mary Rose Popovic ...
Lucie Benwald, 95, Flowery Branch
Ms. Lucie Benwald, age 95, of Flowery Branch passed away December 16, 2011 at Willow Wood Nursing Center. A private Memorial Service will be scheduled at a later date.Memorial P ...

White

Mary Diane Macdonald, 71, Cleveland
Mary Diane Macdonald, age 71 of Cleveland, passed away December 16, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Macdonald was born November 28, 1940 in Moline, Illinois to the la ...
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.