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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 12th, 2012

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George Winton Bagwell, 90, Cumming
George Winton Bagwell, age 90 of Cumming, passed away Friday, October 12, 2012. He was born June 12, 1922 to Bob and Graff Bagwell. Mr. Bagwell was a long time member at Brookwood ...

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Floreth Chevannes, 72, Gainesville
Mrs. Floreth Chevannes, age 72 of Gainesville, Ga paseed away on October 12, 2012. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at Landmark Pentacostal Church at 3pm. ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Marcus Charles "Mark" Duck, age 49, of Braselton, Ga. who passed away on Friday, October 12, 2012Mr. Duck was born in Gaines ...
Mark Duck, 49, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Mark Duck, age 49, of Braselton, Ga. who passed away on Friday, October 12, 2012 Services are pending at this time.Evans Funeral Home, ...
Sharon Hale Brooks, 61, Oakwood
Mrs. Sharon Hale Brooks, age 61, of Oakwood passed away Friday, October 12, 2012 at Emory University Hospital, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Su ...
William George "Bill" Carney, Jr., age 75 of Demorest and formerly of Gainesville, passed away Friday, October 12, 2012, at his residence. Born in Hall County on July 21, ...

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Joshua Franklin Pirkle, 86, Hoschton
Mr. Joshua Franklin Pirkle, age 86, of Hoschton, passed away, Friday, October 12, 2012. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home,35 First Street, Hoschton, Ga. ...

Rabun

Donald Russell Bourne, 87, Lakemont
Donald Russell Bourne, 87, of Lakemont, GA passed away at his residence Friday, October 12, 2012. He was the son of William Ather Bourne and Addie Maxwell Polk Bourne. In additio ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.