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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 20th, 2012

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Charles Max Deming, 82, Cumming
Charles Max Deming, 82, of Cumming, GA (and former resident of Memphis, TN and Ocala, FL) died on January 19, 2012 at Embracing Hospice House. Born in Henderson, TN, he was the so ...
Frank Orris, 80, Cumming
Frank Orris, 80, died January 20th, 2011.His memorial service will be held Saturday, January 28th at 11:00 A.M. at Cumming First United Methodist Church, 770 Canton Hwy, Cumming, G ...

Habersham

Charles E. Dunlap, 77, Clarkesville
Charles E. Dunlap, age 77, passed away Friday, January 20, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia with his loving wife and family by his side. Charles wa ...
Marie L. Welborn, 76, Cornelia
A memorial service celebrating the life of Marie L. Welborn, age 76, of Cornelia will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Food Factory in Cornelia.Mrs. Welborn died on January 20, 201 ...

Hall

Daniel Norris Boles, 65, Flowery Branch
Daniel Norris Boles, age 65, of Flowery Branch, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, ww ...
Dorothy Van-Alstine, 74, Gainesville
Dorothy Van-Alstine, 74, of Gainesville passed away Friday January 20, 2012 at New Horizons West Nursing Home following an extended illness.Funeral services will be held Tuesday Ja ...
Edmond F. Jared Sr, 91, Gainesville
Edmond F. Jared, Sr., age 91 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully in his sleep, January 20, 2012 at his residence. A graveside ceremony will be held at 11:30 am Wedne ...
Julia Myers Grumbine, 96, The Cascades, Greenville, SC, formerly of Gainesvi
Julia Myers Grumbine, 96, of The Cascades, Greenville, SC, widow of Arthur Allen Grumbine, died on Friday, January 20, 2012.Born in Savannah, GA, on August 12, 1915, she was the da ...
Lois Robinson Peck Conner, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Lois Robinson Peck Conner, 87 of Gainesville died Friday January 20, 2012 at a private nursing home. Born in Hall County February 8, 1924, Mrs. Conner was the daughter of the ...

Jackson

Leata Mae Watson, 91, Commerce
Mrs. Leata Mae Watson, age 91, of Commerce, GA died Friday, January 20, 2012 at Wilbanks Personal Care Home. Mrs. Watson was born in Commerce, GA to the late Ambrose and Evy Embry ...
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.