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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 3rd, 2012

Forsyth

Darrell E. Montgomery, 88, Cumming
Darrell E. Montgomery, 88, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012.The family will be announcing a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at a later date.Arrang ...
John Felton McGinnis, 71, Cumming
John Felton McGinnis, 71, of Cumming, GA died on January 3, 2011 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Born in Atlanta, GA he was the son of the late Felton and Joan McGinnis. His broth ...

Lumpkin

Ernestine Frady, 67, Dahlonega
Ernestine Frady, age 67, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2012. She attended Christian Hill Baptist Church. Ernestine is preceded in death by her grandson, Jona ...

White

George Washington Pinson, 84, Cleveland
George Washington Pinson, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Gateway Nursing Home in Cleveland, following an extended illness. Funera ...
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.