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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 23rd, 2012

Forsyth

Stephen "Clay" Davis, 20, Cumming
Stephen "Clay" Davis, age 20 of Forsyth County, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2012. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Ariel Brookelynn Anne Bell.Survivors inc ...

Hall

Samuel Antonio Viera, 24, Gainesville
Samuel Antonio Viera, age 24 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following injuries sustained in an automobile a ...
Ella Wilson Eilbeck, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Ella Wilson Eilbeck, 87 of Gainesville died Thursday February 23, 2012 at New Horizons North. Born in Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Eilbeck was the daughter of the late Ernest J. and Mami ...
Steve Lamar Garrison, 60, Gainesville
Steve Lamar Garrison, age 60 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at his daughter's residence following an extended illness. Mr. G ...

Jackson

J.W. 'Wilbur' Cole, 96, Talmo
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Joe Wilbur Cole, age 96, of Talmo, Ga. who passed away February 23, 2012 following a period of declining health. Mr. Cole, born in Wil ...
Lenward Dennis Minish, 58, Commerce
Mr. Lenward Dennis Minish, age 58, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, February 23, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Minish was born in Jackson County to the late Len Lenward and Margaret L ...
Roy Wesley Allen, 66, Pendergrass
Roy Wesley Allen, age 66 of Pendergrass, passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at his residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Satur ...

White

Pearl Jane DeWein, 94, Cleveland
Pearl Jane DeWein age 94 of Deltona, FL formerly of Cleveland, GA passed away Thursday, February 23, 2012. Mrs. DeWein was born February 28, 1917 in Cleveland, OH to the late Steve ...
Pearl Dwein, 94, Cleveland
Mrs. Pearl Dewein, age 94, of Deltona, Fla., formerly of Cleveland, passed away Feb. 23, at a hospice center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Barrett Funeral Home of Cle ...
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.