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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 19th, 2011

Forsyth

James Everett Lain, Sr, 91, Cumming
James Everett Lain, Sr., age 91, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011. No services are scheduled. The body was cremated.Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Geor ...

Hall

Mildred Peck Martin, 75, Gainesville
Mildred Peck Martin Nov 2, 1935

Jackson

Rogers L. Nicholson, 77, Commerce
Rogers L. Nicholson, age 77, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Heritage Healthcare of Athens. Mr. Nicholson was born in Jackson County, GA to the late, William R. (B ...
Wanda Beth Mabry Minish, 54, Commerce
Mrs. Wanda Beth Mabry Minish, age 54, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Stephens County Hospital. Mrs. Minish was born in Banks County, GA to Goldman and Helen Bonds ...

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Lois Ann Couch, 63, Cleveland
Lois Ann Couch, age 63 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Couch was born in Dawsonville on No ...
Wanda P. Reed, 66, Cleveland
Wanda P. Reed, 66, of Cleveland passed away Tuesday April 19, 2011 at New Horizons West Nursing Home following an extended illness.Funeral services will be held Thursday April 21, ...
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.