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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 17th, 2011

Forsyth

Bruce E. Snyder, 57, Woodstock
Bruce E. Snyder, 57, of Woodstock, Georgia passed away on Sunday April 17th, 2011. He was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps. The family will be announcing a Memorial Ser ...
Clarence Gazaway, 81, Cumming
Clarence Gazaway, age 81, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011. He was a lifelong resident of Forsyth County and a longtime member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. Clarence ...
Walton Robert Green, Jr., age 76, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Hopewell Baptist Church. Walton is preceded in ...

Habersham

Joseph Serra, 85, Clarkesville
Joseph Serra, age 85 of Clarkesville passed away, Sunday, April 17, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Mr. Serra was born August 16, 1925 in Pennsylvania to the late Luigi an ...

Hall

Shirley Anne Jones Lingle, 74, Gainesville
Shirley Anne Jones Lingle, age 74, of Gainesville passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2011Mrs. Lingle was born in Eastman, GA on August 26, 1936 to Fred and Grace Jones. Mrs. Lingle a ...
Mr. Stanley "Stan" Leroy Truelove, age 55, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funer ...

Jackson

Joyce Barrett Aikens, 66, Nicholson
Mrs. Joyce Barrett Aikens, age 66, of Nicholson, GA died Sunday, April 17, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Aikens was born in Jackson County to the late Grady and Lola Robinson Barret ...
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.