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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 17th, 2011

Forsyth

Janet McClarigan, 72, of Cumming, passed away August 17th after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles F. and Sarah Boyd May. She is survived by a siste ...
Violetta A. Lesink, 63, Dallas
VIOLETTA A. LESINK, 63, of Dallas, Georgia passed away at home on Wednesday August 17th, 2011. Her loving family was at her side.The family will be having a private family servic ...

Habersham

Charles C. Sherwood, Jr, 44, Cornelia
Charles C. Sherwood, Jr. (Cam), age 44, of Cornelia, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born at Habersham County Medical Center, Demore ...
Lewis Jesse "Jay" Smith, 60, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Lewis Jesse "Jay" Smith, age 60, of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 18, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with honor gu ...

Hall

Eunice James Humphries, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Eunice James Humphries, age 93, of Gainesville, Georgia, formerly of Wallace, North Carolina, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at her residence. The family will r ...
Gary Forrest Williams, 68, Cumming
Gary Forrest Williams, 68, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at his residence. He was a member of Abundant Life Church, Cumming, GA.He is preceded in death by h ...
Mrs. Kathleen Clair "Kathy" Stoehr, age 54, of Lula, Georgia, passed away peacefully at her residence Wednesday, August 17, 2011, surrounded by her loving family. ...
Vernon Eugene Grimes, 89, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, formerly of Gainesvi
Vernon E. GrimesBorn May 26, 1922 in Alston GaGraduate of Mercer University, Macon, GA., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA Clinical Pastoral Education Program ...

Jackson

James Rucker, 56, Brookhaven
James Rucker, age 56, of Brookhaven passed away, Wednesday, August 17, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfune ...

Lumpkin

Joe Hampton Morgan, 73, Dahlonega
Joe Hampton Morgan, age 73, of Dahlonega, GA, died Wednesday August 17, 2011 at his home.Joe was born October 4, 1937 in Chattanooga, TN and had lived in Dahlonega for the past 40 ...

White

Memorial mass for Clara Angelina Todd Downing, 90, of Toccoa, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Catholic Church in Cleveland with Fr. Thad Rudd officiating.Mrs. Downing pa ...
Clara Downing, 90, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Clara Downing, age 90. Mrs. Downing passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at Stephens County Hospital following a p ...
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.