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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 18th, 2012

Banks

Sammy Cunningham, 75, Alto
Coach Sammy Cunningham, age 75 of Alto, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born on May 08, 1936, in Franklin, NC, he was a son of the late ...

Habersham

Brantley Crawford Beeso, inf, Demorest
Brantley Crawford Beeso, infant son of Edward and Shauna Beeso of Clarkesville, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Habersham Medical Center.In addition to his parents, Bran ...
Ralph Cash, 63, Cornelia
Ralph Cash, age 63 of Cornelia, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at his residence. Born in Ravenna, Ohio on June 04, 1948, he was a son of the late William Arnold and Cora M ...

Hall

Mary Gladys Pattillo, 70, Flowery Branch
Mary Gladys Pattillo, age 70 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral servic ...
Victor A. Whitmire, 76, Gainesville
Victor Arnold Whitmire of Gainesville died Wednesday, January 18, 2012. Visitation will be held Thursday January 19 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the funeral home. Funeral Services will ...
Walter Hugh Smith, 68, Murrayville
Walter Hugh Smith, 68, of Murrayville, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2012, following a long and courageous battle with cancer.Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents, L ...
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.