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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 13th, 2012

Banks

Phillip Dwight Blackburn, age 59, of Homer, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 13, 2012, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Blackburn was born in Jackson County, Geor ...

Forsyth

Mary Cecelia Senka, 91, Cumming
MARY CECELIA SENKA, 91, of Canton, Georgia passed away on Friday, January 13th, 2012.The family will be receiving friends at the Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home located in St. Peters ...

Gwinnett

Douglas Howard Jones, 68, Suwanee
Douglas Howard Jones The utmost example of wisdom, intellect, determination, philanthropy, and relentless love for his family, Douglas Howard Jones, son of Joe Brown Jones and Lois ...

Hall

Hortense Nix, 83, Cleveland
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00a.m. Tuesday January 17, 2012 at Oak Grove Baptist Church for Mrs. Hortense Nix age 83 of Cleveland. The Rev. Brian Malcom and Rev. Earl Pir ...
Hortense T. Nix, NA, Gainesville
Hortense T. Nix of Gainesville passed away Friday January 13. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
James Lendy Watkins, 68, Murrayville
James "Lendy" Watkins, age 68, of Murrayville, Georgia, passed away, Friday, January 13, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 ...
John David "Red" Wilson, 86, Clermont
Mr. John David "Red" Wilson age 86, of Clermont, passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family on Friday, January 13, 2012 at his residence following an ex ...
Shirley Fields, 86, Gainesville
Funeral services for, Shirley Fields age 86 of Gainesville will be held January 15,2012 at 2:30 p.m. in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. David Foster will officiate. Intrerment ...

Jackson

Mary Helen Cole, 77, Commerce
Mrs. Mary Helen Cole, age 77 of Commerce died Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Hill Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Cole was born in Commerce to the late, Claude and Hassie Mae McElreath Ec ...
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.