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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 11th, 2012

Forsyth

Mary Louise Patterson, 75, Alpharetta
Mary Louise Patterson of Alpharetta, GA went to be with the Lord on January 11, 2012 after battling congestive heart failure. Born in Baltimore, MD, April 6, 1937, she was the onl ...

Gwinnett

Ruth S. McClure, 92, Suwanee
Ruth S. McClure, age 92 of Suwanee, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Mrs. McClure was born in Pittsburg, PA and attended Duke University where she met her husband. She ...

Habersham

Jean W. Lee, 62, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Jean W. Lee, age 62, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 14, 2012 from the Macedonia Baptist Church. Rev. Brion Williams will officia ...
John Edward Moore, 83, Clarkesville
John Edward Moore, age 83, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at his residence. Mr. Moore was born in South Carolina on January 7, 1929, to the l ...

Jackson

Frank Davis, 79, Talmo
Mr. Frank Davis, age 79, of Talmo, who passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2012. Mr. Davis was born in Jackson County, a son to the late William and Mattie Stover Davis. Mr. Davi ...
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.