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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 17th, 2011

Forsyth

WALTER HAROLD GREEN, 83, Cumming
Walter Harold Green, known as Harold to family and friends, passed away Saturday, December 17th, 2011 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming. Born March 10, 1928 inTemple, GA, Harold live ...

Habersham

Lawrence Jeffery Eller, 59, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Lawrence Jeffery Eller, age 59, of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 19, 2011 from the New Liberty United Methodist Church. Rev. Alton ...
Linda Jean McAllister Lee, age 61, of Demorest, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2011 at a private nursing facility.Born on February 19, 1950, in Clarkesville, GA, she was a daug ...

Hall

Grace Tritt Freeman Robertson, 96, passed away peacefully on December 17, 2011. She was born in Suches, GA on November 13, 1915 to parents Will and Pearl Tritt. She is preceded i ...
Joseph Ellis Schindler, 51, Gainesville
Joseph Ellis Schindler, age 51 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mr. Schindler was ...
Vivian H. Joyner, 89, Cumming
Vivian H. Joyner, 89, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Saturday, December 17th, 2011. Entombment of her Cremains will be held on Friday, December 23rd, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Geo ...

Jackson

Harvard Kniffen, 87, Hoschton
Mr. Harvard Kniffen, age 87, of Hoschton, passed away December 17, 2011 at Gwinnett Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am, Wednesday, ...

Lumpkin

Rebecca Lynn "Becky" Henson McGriff, age 43, of Dahlonega, GA died December 17, 2011.Becky was born April 20, 1968 in Atlanta, GA. She had lived in the Dahlonega area si ...

White

Sarah Ruth Loudermilk, 86, Sautee-Nacoochee
Sarah Ruth "Cissy" Cisson Loudermilk, age 86, of Sautee-Nacoochee, Georgia passed away just after midnight Friday, December 2, 2011 following a period of declining health ...
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.