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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 17th, 2011

Forsyth

William Harry Croft, 71, Cumming
William Harry Croft, age 71, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2011. William was an Air Force Veteran and a member of Cumming New Life Church. He is preceded in death by ...

Gwinnett

Norma Jean Conner, 80, Buford
Norma Jean Conner, age 80, of Buford, GA, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2011, following an extended illness. Funeral service will be held at 2 PM on Sunday, March 20, at Hamil ...

Jackson

Summie G. Rankin, 93, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Summie G. Rankin, 93, of Jefferson, Ga.Services will be Saturday March 26, 2011 at 2:00 at Evans Funeral Home Chapel. The family will ...

White

Virginia P. Mayer, 87, Cleveland
Mrs. Virginia P. Mayer, age 87, of Cleveland, Georgia, formerly of Haleyville, AL, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2011 at The Oaks at Limestone. Complete arrangements t ...
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.