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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 19th, 2012

Forsyth

Clay Fowler, 45, Cumming
Clay Fowler, age 45 of Cumming, passed away Friday, October 19, 2012. He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael (Doobie) Fowler.Survivors include his children, Megan Ann (ag ...
Hattie Clark, age 89 of Forsyth County, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012. Hattie was a member of Concord Baptist Church in Fulton County. She was preceded in death by her hus ...

Gwinnett

Charles Leland Hall, 82, Suwanee
Charles Leland Hall, age 82, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Friday, October 19, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Swift and Nettie Hall; and brothers, Eloy Hall and Dal ...
Mr. Raymond "Rabbit" Jackson, age 55, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Mary Ann Young Jack ...
Stephen C. Johnson, 22, Buford
Mr. Stephen C. Johnson, age 22, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, October 19, 2012. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Margaret Washington. He is survived by his wife, ...

Hall

Bernice Elvira Savage Shockley, age 79 of Lula, passed away Friday, October 19, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...
Gloria Hall Spickerman, 88, Gainesville
Gloria Hall Spickerman, 88, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, October 19, 2012. Born in Augusta GA, she was the daughter of the late Charles M and Ethel Stringer Hall. She had ...
Jeffrey Dallas Gay Jr., 21, Gainesville
Family and friends said goodbye to Jeffrey Dallas Gay Jr. Friday, October 19, 2012. Jeffrey would have been 22 on November 19. Jeffrey's precious, infectious smile touched peo ...

Lumpkin

Cyndi Beckworth, 64, Dahlonega
Mrs. Cyndi Beckworth, age 64, of Dahlonega, GA, died Friday, October 19, 2012, at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega.Mrs. Beckworth was an Opelika, Alabama native who had liv ...

Other

James Marcus Leger, 77, Woodstock
James Marcus Leger, 77, of Woodstock, GA passed away Friday, October 19, 2012 with his two sons by his side. Born in Demascus, GA, he was the son of the late Jay E. Leger and the ...
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.