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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 19th, 2012

Dawson

Joann Little, 73, Dawsonville
Joann Little, age 73, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012.Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Ingram Funeral H ...

Forsyth

James Calvin Brannon, 75, Ball Ground
James Calvin Brannon, age 75, of Ball Ground, GA, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Ingra ...

Habersham

Lucile Green McCrackin, 79, Demorest
Lucile Green McCrackin, age 79 of Demorest, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012, at her residence. She was a lifelong resident of Habersham County having been born on April 05, 1 ...
Raymond Edgar McAllister, age 75 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012, at Emory University Hospital.Born in Habersham County on August 16, 1936, he was the son of ...

Hall

Harold P. Herrin, 83, Gainesville
Harold P. Herrin, 83, of Gainesville passed the morning of Sunday, February 19th. Harold was born November 1, 1928 to Lloyd Parks Herrin and Ola Belle Scroggs Herrin Hallford. He g ...
R.P. Walls, 91, Braselton
R.P. Walls age 91 of Braselton passed away Thursday February 9, 2012. Graveside Services were held Friday February 10 at Sharon Baptist Church Cemetery. The Rev. Jason Walls offici ...

Jackson

Don Cooper, 61, Hoschton
Mr. Don Cooper, age 61, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012. Don loved to play golf and coon hunt. He was employeed with the Coca Cola Company for 27 years. ...
Emmilla Mercy Wheelus, inf, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces graveside services for Emmilla Mercy Wheelus, 3-month-old daughter of James Wheelus and Crystal Nash of Hoschton, who passed away at her resi ...

Lumpkin

Bradley J. Davis, 54, Dahlonega
Bradley J. Davis, age 54, of Dahlonega died Feb. 19 at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega.Brad lived most of his life in Lumpkin County. He was a member of Philippi Bapti ...
Walter "Junior" McClure, 65, Dahlonega
Walter "Junior" McClure, age 65, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday Feb. 19, 2012 at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA.Junior lived most of his life in Lumpkin C ...

Rabun

May Belle Coleman English, 87, of Clayton, GA went home to be with the Lord Sunday, February 19, 2012 at Habersham County Medical Center.She was born in Rabun County and was the da ...

White

Maria Gonzalez, 77, Cleveland
Maria Gonzalez, age 77 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Gonzalez was born July 15, 1934 in Havana, Cuba to the late Edward and Tomasa Hern ...
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.