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Local Obits for Mon. May 16th, 2011

Gwinnett

Toni Marie Parker, 54, Norcross
Mrs. Toni Marie Parker, age 54, of Norcross, Georgia, formerly of Habersham County, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2011, at Habersham County Medical Center in Demorest, Georgia. No ...

Habersham

Haskell Edward Lewallen, 87, Clarkesville
Haskell Edward Lewallen, age 87, of Clarkesville, GA passed away Monday, May 16, 2011.Born in Banks County, GA on October 30, 1923, he was the son of the late Dank and Lula Smith L ...

Hall

Nell Whelchel Wiegand, 82, Gainesville
A celebration of the life of Mrs. Nell Whelchel Wiegand will take place at 11AM Wednesday May 18th, 2011 at Gainesville First United Methodist Church. The service will be preceded ...
Dorothy Barker Martin, 85, Flowery Branch
Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Zion Hill Baptist Church for Mrs. Dorothy Barker Martin, 85, of Flowery Branch. The Rev. Scott Wilson and R ...
John Henry Little, 93, Gainesville
Mr. John Henry Little who resided in Gainesville, Georgia was born on December 11, 1917 died Monday May 16, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family. John Henry was retired ...
Kenneth M. Dankel, 79, Gainesville
Kenneth Michael Dankel died on May 16, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia, following a brief illness. Born August 11, 1931, in Chicago, Illinois, he ...
Monroe Jackson Carlan, age 88, of Alto, passed away Monday, May 16, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born in Hall County, GA, on the October 07, 1922, he was the son of the ...
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.