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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 15th, 2011

Banks

Andre' Devon Harlan, 26, Hoschton
Andre' Devon Harlan age 26 of Hoschton, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Funeral services will be held 6:00 pm Tuesday March 22, 2011 at Lawson Funeral Home. The family w ...

Gwinnett

Wanda Bradshaw Jones, 65, Auburn
Wanda Bradshaw Jones, age 65, of Auburn, GA, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011, following a sudden illness. Her body has been cremated and a private memorial service will be held ...

Habersham

Arthur Freeman Fry, 85, Clarkesville
Arthur Freeman Fry, age 85 of Clarkesville, GA, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at his residence. Born in Habersham County on June 17, 1925, he was the son of the late George ...

Hall

Hannah Thomas, 87, Gainesville
Memorial Park announces the death of Hannah Thomas, 87 of Gainesville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Lumpkin

Hoyt Wayne Gibson, 60, Dahlonega
Mr. Hoyt Wayne Gibson, age, 60, of Dahlonega, GA, surrounded by his family and friends, went home to be with his Heavenly Father, Tuesday, March 15, 2011.Wayne was born December 2 ...

White

Joseph Richardson "J.R." Sosebee, 88, Sautee-Nacoochee
Mr. J.R. "Joseph Richardson" Sosebee, age 88 of Sautee-Nacoochee, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Sosebee was born in White ...
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.