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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 26th, 2012

Barrow

Bernice Elizabeth Price, age 78, of Winder passed away Friday, October 26, 2012. Many, many thanks to Winder Health Care Facility for all of their care, love and support during Mrs ...

Dawson

Lewis A. Davenport, 84, Dawsonville
Lewis A. Davenport, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Friday October 26, 2012 at Gold City Nursing Center following a period of declining health.Born June 24, 1928 in Fannin County to ...

Forsyth

Milton Louis Smith, Jr, 69, Cumming
Milton Louis Smith, Jr., age 69 of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, October 26, 2012. Milton loved spending time with his family, enjoyed his sports and riding his motorcycle. He i ...
Sandra Reiley Pritchett was received into the arms of her Savior on October 26, 2012. Sandra was born at Emory University Hospital on September 2, 1943 and raised in Decatur and Av ...

Gwinnett

Dante L. Davis, 42, Sugar Hill
Mr. Dante L. Davis, age 42, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, October 26, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Laverne Davis; stepfather, Junior A. Davis; and broth ...
Ed Blythe, 61, Suwanee
Ed Blythe, age 61 of Suwanee, GA, passed away Friday, October 26, 2012. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Katherine Blythe and his son, Steven Blythe. Survivors includ ...
Peter Donald Dempsey, 78, Sugar Hill
Peter Donald Dempsey, 78, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 26, 2012. Born in Boston, MA, February 5, 1934, Peter enjoyed politics and old westerns. He i ...

Habersham

Lamar Thompson, 85, Clarkesville
Lamar Thompson, age 85 of Clarkesville, passed away Friday, October 26, 2012. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. Graveside services will be held Sunday, October 28th at 2: ...

Hall

Elizabeth A. Romberg, 99, Gainesville
Elizabeth A. Romberg, 99, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, October 26, 2012. Complete arrangements will be announced later. Those wishing to make online condolences may do so ...
Marian Elizabeth Ashford Romberg passed away on Friday, October 26, 2012 at NE Georgia Medical Center after a brief illness at age 99. She was a native Gainesvillian, born March 16 ...
Nell Claire Harris, 91, Gainesville
Mrs. Nell Claire (Williams) Harris, age 91, of Gainesville , Georgia passed away Friday, October, 26, 2012 at her residence. Services are scheduled for 11:00 am on Monday October 2 ...

Jackson

Woodrow Wilson, 96, Commerce
Mr. Woodrow Wilson, age 96, of Commerce, GA died Friday, October 26, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Wilson was born December 20, 1915 in Nicholson, GA to the late William Preston Wil ...

Lumpkin

Carolyn Fields, 67, Dahlonega
Mrs. Carolyn Fields, age 67, of Dahlonega, GA, died Friday, Oct. 26. 2012, at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA.Carolyn was born May 27, 1945 in Gainesville, GA and had ...
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.