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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 24th, 2011

Banks

Bernice Parr, 76, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Bernice Parr 76 of Maysville, Ga. Survivors include his wife Lutrelle B. Parr of the home, 2 sons Joe (Brenda) Parr of Commerce, Mike (Kel ...

Dawson

Jeremiah Jessie Ray, age 34, of Dawson County, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011. He was a member of Christian Hill Baptist Church and a graduate of Dawson County High School.Survi ...

Hall

Dorine Cash Greenway, 95, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Dorine Cash Greenway, age 95 of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011 at her residence.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2011 from the ...
Ricky Smith, 56, Gainesville
Ricky Smith, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at New Horizons West Nursing Home following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesda ...
William Albert Pilcher, Jr., 91, Gainesville
Mr. William Albert Pilcher, Jr., age 91 of Oakwood, passed away on July 23, 2011 at Bell Minor Nursing Home in Gainesville.Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, July 26, 2011 ...
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.