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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 29th, 2011

Habersham

Harold A. Gosnell, 79, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Harold A. Gosnell, age 79, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, October 1, 2011 from Unity Baptist Church. Rev. Wesley Purcell and Rev. Marty Kil ...
Watt Brady, 86, Demorest
Watt Brady, age 86, of Demorest, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2011.Mr. Brady was born in Habersham County, Georgia on November 28, 1924; he was the son of the late Claude W ...

Hall

George Mintz, 77, Gainesville
George Mintz, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Marguerite Lucile Cunningham Eaton died Thursday, September 29, 2011 at Lanier Village Estates; Gainesville, GA. Born in Mobile, Alabama, September 8, 1923, Lucile attended the Vi ...
Nelson Scott Lancaster, age 18, of Lula, passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2011 suddenly at a residence of a friend.Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, October 2, 2011 ...

Jackson

Chad Archer, 36, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Chad Archer, age 36, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2011 after a brief illness. Chad was born in Atlanta, G ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Nell Gunter Bradshaw Townsend, age 83, of Maysville, who passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2011.Mrs. Townsend was born in Elbert ...

Lumpkin

Hazel Castleberry, 70, Dahlonega
Hazel Castleberry, 70, of Dahlonega passed away Thursday September 29, 2011 at her residence following a sudden illness.Born November 11, 1940 to the late J. W. and Mary Helton, sh ...
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.