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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 5th, 2012

Forsyth

Dick Hausen, 84, Cumming
Dick Hausen, age 84, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2012. He is preceded in death by his late wife, Mary Ella Hausen; his parents, Genevive Ezell and John Hausen; ...

Gwinnett

William Junior Kidd, 53, Dacula
William Junior Kidd, age 53, of Dacula passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawson ...
Wyatt Parker Lanier, 17, Suwanee
Wyatt Parker Lanier, age 17 of Suwanee, GA died suddenly on Wednesday, December 5, 2012.Funeral Service will be held Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Temple Baptist Church. R ...

Hall

Betty Poole, 87, Clermont
Betty Poole age 87 of Clermont passed away Wednesday December 5, 2012. Arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
George Adonis Pendley, 84, Gainesville
Mr. George Adonis Pendley, Sr., 84 of Gainesville died Wednesday December 5, 2012 at his residence. Born in Cumming, Georgia to Alexis Adonis and Virginia Swope Compher Pendley. ...
George Adonis Pendley, Sr, 84, Gainesville
Mr. George Adonis Pendley, Sr., 84 of Gainesville died Wednesday December 5, 2012 at his residence. Born in Cumming, Georgia, to Alexis Adonis and Virginia Swope Pendley Compher. M ...

Jackson

Louise Langford, 85, Hoschton
Louise Langford, age 85, of Hoschton, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Ms. Langford came to Hoschton in 1945 to teach elementary school. She met and married Mr. Robert La ...

Lumpkin

Corine Cagle Wimpy, 81, Dahlonega
Mrs. Corine Cagle Wimpy, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA, died December 5, 2012.Funeral services are scheduled for 2 PM Friday, December 7, 2012 at Concord Baptist Church in Lumpkin Count ...
William Milton Payne, 51, Dahlonega formerly of Buford
Mr. William Milton Payne, age 51, of Dahlonega, GA formerly of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Josie Pugh P ...

White

William James Kennedy, 58, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. William James Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy, 58, passed away Wednesday December 5, 2012. ...
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.