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Local Obits for Tue. Dec 11th, 2012

Forsyth

Eleanore R. Sienkowski, 65, Cumming
Eleanore R. Sienkowski, age 65 of Cumming, passed away, Tuesday, December 11, 2012. She was a beloved wife and mother who loved traveling, gardening, baking and all things Christma ...
Grady "Buddy" Holden, 67, Cumming
Grady "Buddy" Holden, of Cumming, GA, age 67, passed away on December 11, 2012. Buddy loved traveling and was a "history buff". He is preceded in death by his p ...
Joseph Francis D'Andrea, age 87, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2012, in Cumming, GA.He was a teacher, retired from Seminole High School in Pinellas, county, FL. A member ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Lassie "Jack" Allen Martin, age 97, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cline A. Martin; and son, Robe ...
Mary L. DesSoye, 80, Buford
Mary L. DesSoye (nee Junkin), 80, of Buford, GA, formerly of Buffalo, NY and St. Augustine, FL, passed away on December 11, 2012.A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Dece ...

Habersham

Bobbie McConnell Brown, 56, Cornelia
Funeral services for Bobbie McConnell Brown, age 56, of Cornelia will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, December 14, 2012 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Billy Burrell will offi ...

Hall

Jeffrey Scott Lawson, 46, Gainesville
Mr. Jeffrey Scott Lawson, 46 of Gainesville died December 11, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday December 17, 2012 in ...
Mary Ethel Randolph, 91, Flowery Branch
Mary Ethel Randolph, age 91, of Flowery Branch, GA died Monday December 11, 2012 at Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Mrs. Randolph was born in Hiawassee, GA December ...
Robert (Bob) H. Burrell, 77, Gainesville
Robert (Bob) H. Burrell died Tuesday, December 11, 2012. Born August 11, 1935 in Tullahoma, Tennessee, he was the son of Howard and Mattie Lou Burrell. He graduated from Truett-McC ...

Jackson

Sue Burris, 64, Hoschton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ellen Sue Burris, age 64, of Hoschton, who passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Mrs. Burris was born in Atlanta, Ga. a daughter of ...

Other

Joseph Henry Hickman, 89, Alpharetta
Joseph Henry Hickman, of Alpharetta, GA passed away shortly before midnight on December 11, 2012 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, GA from congestive heart failure. He was born on D ...
Ricky T. Boswell, 60, Hull
Ricky T. Boswell 60 of Hull died Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012 . Survivors include two sons, Shane and Brad Boswell and a daughter Paige Boswell. One brother Roger Boswell and a sister ...
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.