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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 15th, 2011

Forsyth

Robert Couch, 73, Dawsonville
Robert "Bob" Couch, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday September 15, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Born January 21, ...

Gwinnett

David Ronald Francey, 64, Suwanee
With great sadness we announce the sudden passing of David Ronald Francey on September 15, 2011, age 64.Beloved husband of Lee; loving father of Michael, Erin (Nate), Ryan, and Mea ...

Hall

James W. Beaubien, 79, Gainesville
Mr. James W. "Jim" Beaubien, age 79, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2011.Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10:00 am Saturday, September 17, 201 ...
James Whitman Beaubien, 79, Gainesville
Mr. James Whitman. "Jim" Beaubien, age 79, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2011 at his residence following a sudden illness.Funeral Mass is s ...
Ora Lee Watkins Little, 90, Flowery Branch
Ora Lee Watkins Little (Bogie) of Flowery Branch, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at Willow Wood Nursing Home following an extended illness.Funeral services are schedul ...
Ruby Turk Lontka, 89, Flowery Branch
Ruby Turk Lontka, 89, of Flowery Branch, passed away on September 15, 2011. Graveside services for will be held on Saturday, September 17 at 2:00 PM at Chestnut Mountain Presbyter ...

Jackson

Betty Ann Gasaway, 76, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Betty Ann Long Gasaway, 76, of Monroe who passed away today at the Landmark Hospital in Athens.Born in Jackson County, she was t ...
Margaret L. Mosley, 56, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Margaret L. Mosley 56 of Commerce who died Sept. 15, 2011. Survivors include 2 daughters Amy Ritchie of Commerce and Melissa (Preston)Weldo ...

Lumpkin

Phillip Rider, 52, Dahlonega
Mr. Phillip Rider, age 52, of Dahlonega, GA died Thursday, September 15, 2011, at his home following an extended illness.Phillip was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin Count ...

White

Bonnie Sue Turner, 74, Cleveland
Bonnie Sue Turner, age74 of Fayetteville formerly of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2011. Ms. Turner was born October 16, 1936 in White County to the late David and ...
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.