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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 16th, 2011

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Maria Dita, 88, Winder
Maria Dita, age 88, of Winder, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome ...

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Gurney Boone Whitmire, 87, Cumming
Gurney Boone Whitmire, age 87, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2011. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Dovvie Whitmire, 4 brothers and 6 sisters. He wa ...
Jane Kent Plaginos Mitchell, 87, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2011, following an extended illness. She attended Valdosta State College where she was a reporter on the Campus Ca ...

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Ronald George Szedon, 66, Gainesville
Ronald George Szedon, 66, of Gainesville, GA died at Northeast Georgia Medical Center on August 16, 2011. Born in Monongahela, PA, he was the son of the late John and Mary Szedon. ...

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Maxine E. Bullock, Cleveland
Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Thursday August 18, 2011 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Maxine E. Bullock of Cleveland, Ga.. Dr. Bill Coates will officiate and burial will ...
Otis H. Keith, 91, Cleveland
Otis Hampton Keith, age 91 of Cleveland, GA passed away, Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Friendship Health and Rehabilitation Center. Hampton was born June 5, 1920 in Flowery Branch, G ...
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.