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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 30th, 2012

Banks

Archie Carlisle, 67, Maysville
Archie Carlisle, 67, of Maysville, GA, passed away December 30, 2012. A lifetime resident of Hall County, he was born on November 7, 1945, he was the son of the late Roy William an ...

Dawson

Helen M. Dickens, 76, Dawsonville
Mrs. Helen M. Dickens, age 76, of Dawsonville, GA died Sunday, December 30, 2012 following an extended illness.Helen had lived in Lumpkin County since 1971. She was retired from th ...

Forsyth

Jamie McGarry, 20, Cumming
Jamie McGarry, of Cumming, GA, age 20, passed away on December 27, 2012. He had a passion for sports such as football and tennis and swam when he was younger. He especially enjoyed ...

Gwinnett

Dorothy Whidby Earl, 86, Sugar Hill
Mrs. Dorothy Whidby Earl, age 86, of Sugar Hill, GA went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, December 30, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-three years, Cliff ...

Habersham

Jim Hill, 84, Mt. Airy
Jim Hill, age 84 of Mt Airy, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012, at his residence. Born in Fulton County on October 02, 1928, he was the son of the late John "J. C." a ...

Hall

Joseph L. Hurt, Jr, 76, Gainesville
Joseph L. Hurt, Jr., born October 8, 1936 in Gainesville, GA, went to be with his Heavenly Father on December 30, 2012 after an extended illness. Joseph was a devoted husband and f ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Bennie Bradford Benson Jr., age 73, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.Br ...
Sherry Herrington Hart, 59, Commerce
Sherry Herrington Hart, 59, of Commerce died Dec. 30,2012. Survivors include her father Orr Herrington of Forest Park, Ga., her husband Sam Hart of Commerce, three daughters Amy R ...

Other

Jane Morrison Brown, 57, Atlanta
Jane Morrison Brown, age 57, of Atlanta passed away on December 30, 2012. Funeral services will be held at on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Hillside Memorial Chapel in Cl ...
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.