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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 23rd, 2011

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Jennifer Lee Brown, 40, Winder
Ms. Jennifer Lee Brown, age 40, of Winder, passed away Friday, December 23, 2011. She is survived by her daughters Kristen Adkins and husband Ryan of Winder and Kayla Watson of Gar ...

Forsyth

Frances M. (Burns) Cruse, age 77 of Cumming, passed away Friday, December 23, 2011. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Barbara Anderson and Bessie Strayhorn; brother, R. L. ...

Habersham

Dorothy A. "Dot" Robinson, age 60, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2011, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following a sudden illness. Ms. Ro ...
Dwayne "Simon" Simmons, 63, Baldwin
Dwayne "Simon" Simmons, age 63 of Baldwin, passed away Friday, December 23, 2011.Born in Habersham County on October 26, 1948, he was a son of Beatrice Norton Simmons and ...
James K. Jones, 76, Cornelia
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of James K. Jones, age 76 of Cornelia, who passed away Friday, December 23, 2011 at a private nursing facility follow ...
James Kinder Jones, 76, Cornelia
James Kinder "Jim" Jones, age 76 of Cornelia, passed away Friday, December 23, 2011 at a private nursing facility following a courageous battle against Alzheimer's.B ...
Marvin James Ramey, Jr., age 67, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2011, at the Habersham Medical Center, following a sudden illness. Mr. Ramey was born on Jun ...

Hall

Annie Lois Glasper, 70, Gainesville
Annie Lois Glasper 70, of Gainesville, Ga. Passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. She was a native of Hall County; daughter of he late Jake Whelchel and the late Annie Mae ...
Heyward Wilson, 79, Lula
Funeral services are scheduled for Heyward Wilson, age 79, of Lula. Services will be held Tuesday Dec. 27,2011 at 1:00 p.m. in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Bobby Griffi ...

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Brenda Mae Hall, 65, Cleveland
Brenda Mae Hall, age 65 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, December 23, 2011 at Gateway Health and Rehabilitation Center.Ms. Hall was born May 19, 1946 in Atlanta, GA to the late Jo ...
Carl Freeman Terry, 59, Cleveland
Carl Freeman Terry, age 59 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, December 23, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Terry was born June 25, 1952 in Weirton, WV to the late Char ...
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.