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Local Obits for Sun. Sep 4th, 2011

Gwinnett

Roy Carl Sipin, 80, Lawrenceville
Roy Carl Sipin, age 80, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2011 following a brief illness.Mr. Sipin's body has been cremated. A memorial service will be ...

Habersham

Mary Lee Whitlock Tolbert, age 82, of Baldwin, Georgia went to her heavenly home to be with our Lord on Sunday, September 4, 2011, at her residence.Mrs. Tolbert was born on Februar ...

Hall

Blanche Iva Murphy Hubbard, 81, of Lula, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2011 at her residence.Born in Murphy, NC on January 7, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Ca ...
Charles Myron Sewell, 87, Gainesville
Charles Myron Sewell, 87, of Gainesville passed away Sunday September 4, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Memorial service will be held Wednesday September 7, 20 ...
James 'Jake' Hamilton, 83, Gainesville
James "Jake" Hamilton, 83, of Gainesville passed away Sunday September 4, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Funeral services will be hel ...
James Stanley Bryant, 60, Gainesville
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am Tuesday September 6, 2011 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for James Stanley Bryant, 60, of Gainesville. Rev. Bethel Midgett officiating with bur ...
John Paul Coursey, 73, Buford
John Paul Coursey, age 73 died Saturday, September 4, 2011 after a brief illness. Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 12 Noon at Hamilton Mill Memorial Cha ...

Jackson

Jimmy Cheek, 79, Commerce
Mr. Jimmy Cheek age, 79 of Commerce died Sunday, September 4, 2011 at his residence after battling a long illness. Mr. Cheek was born in Banks County to the late, Ernest and Mamie ...
STEVEN CARL JOHNSON, 54, Commerce
STEVEN CARL JOHNSON, 54, of Commerce, Georgia passed away on Sunday September 4th, 2011.At this time there is no funeral or memorial services scheduled.Cremation Arrangements by By ...
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.