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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 13th, 2011

Habersham

Wilton Watkins, 76, Baldwin
Wilton Watkins, age 76 of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, following and brief illness. Mr. Watkins was born in Banks County, ...

Hall

Erick Maiseroulle, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Erick Maiseroulle of Gainesville who passed away July 13, 2011. A memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday July ...
Mr. Winfred Fletcher Westmoreland, Jr. 73 of Gainesville died Wednesday July 13, 2011 at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday July 16, 2011 at the Fi ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Curtis Viola Evans Standridge, age 84, of Hartwell, GA, who passed away on Wednesday July 13, 2011. Mrs. Standridge was born in Banks ...

Lumpkin

Charles C. Lemley, 74, Dahlonega
Charles C. Lemley, age 74, of Dahlonega, GA died peacefully, Wednesday July 13, 2011, at his home after an extended illness.Charles was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin Co ...

White

Charles Alvin Thomas, 62, Cleveland
Charles Alvin Thomas, age 62 of Cleveland, passed away July 13, 2011 at his residence.Mr. Thomas was born February 1, 1949 in Hall County to the late Alvin and Ethel Abernathy Thom ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of James "Jiggs" Christopher Abernathy, 70, of Cleveland. Mr. Abernathy passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at A ...
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.