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Local Obits for Mon. Jan 16th, 2012

Forsyth

Samuel Coppola, 80, Cumming
SAMUEL COPPOLA, 80, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Saturday, January 14th, 2012. He was a veteran of the United States Air Forces.Services are pending and will be announced.Ar ...
Sandra Hood White,, 57, Cumming
Sandra Hood White, 57 of Cumming, GA passed away on January 16, 2012. Sandra was a devout Christian, mother, and grandmother. She most recently worked as a flight attendant with Om ...

Hall

James Ellison, 80, Gainesville
James Ellison, age 80 of Gainesville, Ga died Monday, January 16, 2012.Graveside services will be held Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 2pm at the Antioch Cemetery in Dahlonega (Auror ...
Lillie Mae Holder, 89, Gainesville
Lillie Mae Holder, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2012 at Brian Center Health & Rehabilitation, Canton, following an extended illness. Funeral servi ...
Timothy P. Baxter, 54, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2012, at The First Baptist Church Chapel for Mr. Timothy Paul Baxter, 54, of Gainesville. Rev. Dr. Bill Coates wi ...

Rabun

Margie Mildred Welborn Coleman, 93, of Rabun Gap, GA, went home to be with the Lord Monday, January 16, 2012 at Fidelia Eckerd Nursing Home in Highlands, NC.She was born to John D. ...
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.