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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 26th, 2012

Dawson

John A. Cahill, 69, Dawsonville
John A. Cahill, 69, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday December 26, 2012.Born January 16, 1943 in Kinston, NC to the late John A.,Sr. and Marjorie Cahill, he had lived in Dawson ...

Forsyth

Carla Jensen, 86, Cumming
A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2012 for Carla Jensen, of Cumming, 86, in the chapel of Mason & Ward Funeral Home.Little & Davenport ...
Mary Elizabeth Holder, 94, Cumming
Mary Elizabeth Holder, age 94 of Cumming, passed away, Wednesday, December 26, 2012. She was a member of North View Baptist Church in Memphis, TN. While in Georgia she attended Foo ...
Winfred "Wink" Cagle, 66, Cumming
Mr. Winfred "Wink" Cagle, 66, of Cumming passed away on Wednesday, December, 26, 2012.Born on November 2, 1946 in Macon, GA., he was the son of the late Winfred D and Sue ...

Habersham

Burch Simmons, 87, Cornelia
Burch Simmons, age 87 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at his residence. Mr. Simmons was born in Banks County, Georgia on April 25, 1925, to the la ...
Louise Yarbrough Johnson, 84, Clarkesville
Mrs. Louise Yarbrough Johnson, age 84, of Clarkesville passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at The Oaks at Limestone, following an extended illness. A private Memorial Service ...

Hall

Brian Keith Chalmers, age 45 of Lula, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at his residence. Born in Monroe County, Michigan on March 23, 1967, he was son of Christopher and K ...
Jeanne Marie Burke, 78, Flowery Branch
Jeanne Marie Burke, age 78 of Flowery Branch, passed away, Wednesday, December 26, 2012. Survivors include her husband, Raymond T. Burke of Flowery Branch; children, Raymond and ...
Mary Lou Roberts, 82, Gainesville
Wards Funeral Home announces the death of Mary Lou Roberts, 82, of Gainesville. Mrs. Roberts passed away Wednesday December 26, 2012. Arrangements later by wards Funeral Home 758 M ...
Vennie Brown Leach, 91, Lula
Vennie Brown Leach age 91, formerly of Lula, GA, passed away on December 26, 2012, at Memory Lane Assisted Living in Bowdon, GA following an extended illness.Funeral services are s ...

Jackson

Edwin Kenneth Coffey, 57, Hoschton
Mr. Edwin Kenneth Coffey, age 57, of Hoschton passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 29 ...

Other

Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces the death of Venice Lee Embrick Roberts, 68, of Athens who passed away on Wednesday at her residence. Born in Commerce, she was the daughter ...
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.