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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 19th, 2011

Forsyth

George R. Smith, 84, Roswell
George R. Smith, age 84, of Roswell, passed away Friday, August 19, 2011. George was a veteran of The United States Navy. He enjoyed wood working, loved sports and was an avid bas ...

Hall

Ruby Dean "Redd" Moss, 52, Gainesville
Ruby Dean "Redd" Moss, age 52, of Gainesville died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2011. Funeral will be held Wed. Aug. 24, 2011 at 1pm at the St. Paul United Methodist Church, Summit ...

Jackson

Martha Jean Tittle, 50, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Madison County Chapel in Danielsville, announces memorial services for Martha Jean Tittle, 50, of Hull who passed away at her residence late Friday evening. Born ...
Nancy Ann Reinhardt, 60, Jefferson
Mrs. Nancy Ann Reinhardt, age 60, of Jefferson passed away Friday, August 19, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.la ...

White

Tony Eugene Parker, 58, Cleveland
Tony Eugene Parker, age 58 of Cleveland passed away Friday, August 19, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Parker was born November 04, 1952 in Gainesville to the late Wa ...
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.