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Local Obits for Thu. Nov 15th, 2012

Banks

Calvin Nolon Baker, 68, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Calvin Nolon Baker, 68, of Maysville, who passed away on Thursday at the NE GA Medical Center in Gainesville. Born in Jackson C ...

Dawson

Louis Clayton Clark, Jr., 84, Dawsonville
Louis Clayton Clark, Jr., 84, of Dawsonville, GA (formerly of East Atlanta and East Point) died on November 15, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Atlanta, GA on A ...

Forsyth

Myrtle Elizabeth Martin, age 93 of Cumming, passed away, Thursday, November 15, 2012. She was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Gainesville. She was preceded in death by her ...
Rev. Glen Phillips, 76, Cumming
Rev. Glen Phillips, age 76 of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012. Glen was a devoted husband, Daddy and PawPaw. Rev. Phillips pastored New Light Baptist Church f ...

Habersham

Rev. William, 65, Cornelia
REV. WILLIAM "BILLY" HENRY HARRIS, JR., age 65, of Cornelia, Ga., passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, ...
Rev. William "Billy" Henry Harris, Jr., age 65, of Cornelia, Georgia, went home to be with our Heavenly Father on Thursday afternoon, November 15, 2012, after an extende ...

Hall

Alice Louise Higginbotham Adams, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at The Oaks at Limestone Nursing Home following an extended illness. ...
Helen Hardin Pace, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Helen Hardin Pace, age 88 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2012 at her daughter's residence in Forsyth County, GA following a lengthy illness.F ...
John R. Davis, 85, Gainesville
Mr. John R. Davis, 85 of Gainesville died Thursday November 15, 2012 at his residence. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Mr. Davis was the son of the late Sam R. and Ruth Greene Davi ...
Pamela Louise Barrett, 49, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2012 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Pamela Louise Barrett, 49, of Gainesville. Rev. ...

Lumpkin

Terry Wayne Chandler, 50, Dahlonega
Mr. Terry Wayne Chandler, age 50, of Dahlonega, GA, died Thursday, November 15, 2012.Terry was born May 27, 1962 in Montgomery, AL. He had lived in Dahlonega for the past six years ...
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.