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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 26th, 2011

Dawson

Lillie Mae Samples, 91, Dawsonville
Lillie Mae Samples, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday August 25, 2011 at Embracing Hospice following a short illness.Born January 20, 1920 in Forsyth County to the late Charl ...

Forsyth

William Thomas Sedenger, 85, of Cumming, GA passed away, Friday, August 26, 2011 at his residence. He was a United States Army veteran who served during World War II, and a member ...

Gwinnett

Raymond Lamonte Ellis Jones, age 70, of Buford, passed away Friday, August 26, 2011. No services are scheduled at this time. Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia ...

Hall

Dale Ann Powell, 54, Gainesville
Dale Ann Powell, age 54, of Gainesville passed away Friday, August 26, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, August 28, 2011. The family will recieve friends prio ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home Commerce announces services for Raymond Douglas "Doug" Trotter 63 of Commerce. Mr. Trotter died Friday August 26, 2011. Survivors include a son Chris T ...
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.