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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 1st, 2011

Banks

Alex Matthew Dockery, 27, Mayesville
Mr. Alex Matthew Dockery, age 27, of Mayesville, Ga., passed away Friday, July 1, 2011. Arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, Ga. 30548, ...

Forsyth

Ruth Evelyn Hill, 94, Cumming
Ruth Evelyn Hill passed away peacefully at her home on Friday July 1st with family and friends by her side. She was the daughter of the late Augusta Bendikta Anderson and Herman Si ...

Hall

Geneva Sosebee Stephens, 96, Gainesville
Geneva Sosebee Stephens age 96 of Athens, Formerly of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, July 1st, 2011 at Athens Heritage Home following an extended illness.Funeral Services are ...
William Martin, Gainesville
A private memorial service will be held for Mr. William Martin of Gainesville, GA.A Gainesville native, he was the son of the late Marvin Henry and Mamie B. Hulsey Martin. Mr. Mart ...

Jackson

Betty Langford Brown, 79, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Langford Brown, age 79, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, July 1, 2011. Mrs. Brown was born in Maysville, a daughter to ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. David Junior "Bill" Hayes, age 77, of Hoschton, who passed away on Friday, July 1, 2011. Mr. Hayes was born in Hoschton, GA, ...
Jeanette Murphy, 77, Pendergrass
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Talmo Baptist Church for Mrs. Jeanette Murphy, 77, of Pendergrass. The Rev. Mark Spence will officiate. Interm ...

White

Robert George Courtwright, 80, Cleveland
Robert George Courtwright, age 80 of Cleveland passed away, Friday, July 1, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Courtwright was born November 24, 1930 in Syracuse, NY to ...
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.