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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 5th, 2012

Forsyth

David T. Robinson, 76, Cumming
David T. Robinson, age 76 a resident of both Forsyth and Fannin counties passed away Friday, October 5, 2012 after a period of illness. He was known as a man of faith and generosit ...
Doris G. Evans, 70, Cumming
Doris G. Evans, age 70 of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, October 5, 2012. Doris was a great mom who loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of ...

Habersham

Whitfield Funeral Home announces funeral services for Alisa Dolores Aycock Thomas, 42, of Alto.She passed away Friday, October 5, 2012.Funeral services are scheduled Monday, Octobe ...

Hall

Carol Dean Williams, 64, Gainesville
Mrs. Carol Dean Williams was born January 12, 1948 in Putnam County to the late Willie and Matilda Coleman. On October 5, 2012 her earthly journey came to end due to a sudden illn ...
Lillie Ruth Whitfield Stewart, age 85, of Oakwood, passed away Friday, October 5, 2012, following an extended illness. She is preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Anderson Stew ...
Verdell Wofford, 83, Gainesville
Verdell Wofford, age 83, of Gainesville died Friday, Oct. 5,2012 at her home. Mrs. Wofford lived most of her life in Gainesville. She worked many years as a parapro for Gainesville ...

Stephens

Barbara Gayle Miller, 69, Toccoa
Mrs. Barbara Gayle Miller, age 69, of Toccoa, died Friday, October 5, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.Born January 29, 1943 in Stephens County, she was a da ...
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.