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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 25th, 2012

Dawson

Louine R. Anderson, 97, Dawsonville
Louine R. Anderson, 97, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday October 25, 2012 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born October 16, 1915 in Prairie Hill, Texas to ...

Forsyth

Nita H. Thompson, 89, Cumming
Nita H. Thompson, 89, of Cumming, GA died on October 25, 2012 at Embracing Hospice House. Born in Forest, MS she was the daughter of the late James and Ruth Huff. Her beloved hus ...

Gwinnett

Gladys Westbrook Knox, 101, Buford
Mrs. Gladys Westbrook Knox of Buford, Georgia, died Thursday, October 25, 2012, a member of a prominent pioneer family in Buford, GA born December 26, 1910 in Buford. Mrs. Knox was ...
Joseph Howard "Paw Paw" Mewborn, 51, Lawrenceville
Mr. Joseph Howard "Paw Paw" Mewborn, age 51, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2012. He is survived by his children, Brandy Hammett, Lawrenceville, G ...
Mark B. Lucia, 54, Buford
Mr. Mark B. Lucia, age 54, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, October 25, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Marie Lucia, Buford, GA; son, Mark Lucia, Jr., Buford, GA; daughter, A ...

Habersham

David Allan Kacker, 52, Clarkesville
David Allan Kacker of Clarkesville, Georgia, born April 19, 1960, in Fullerton, California, died on October 25, 2012. David grew up in Hoover, Alabama and in 1999 he moved to Geor ...

Hall

Thomas Branch, 43, Gainesville
Mr. Thomas Branch, age 43 of Gainesville, GA passed away on October 25th. Professional Services Entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home.

White

Cathryn Allison McCarter, 90, Cleveland
Cathryn Allison McCarter, age 90 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. McCarter was born Nove ...
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.