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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 29th, 2012

Dawson

Evelyn Hamer Hicks, 85, Dawsonville
Evelyn Hamer Hicks, 85, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday February 28, 2012 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born November 26, 1926 in Concord, NC to the la ...
Michael Lynn Stryk, 66, Dawsonville
Michael Lynn Stryk, 66, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday February 29, 2012 at his residence surrounded by family and friends after a long and courageous battle with ...

Forsyth

Pearl Rose Brown, 91, Cumming
Pearl Rose Brown, age 91, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, February 29, 2012. She is survived by her daughter, Cathy Holmes.Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Geor ...

Hall

Carl Joel Lynch, 85, Gainesville
Carl Joel Lynch, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services are s ...
Dorothy Ann Parks, 78, Gainesville
Dorothy Ann Parks, age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at New Horizons West Nursing Home following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
William Enge Babcock, Sr., 82, Gainesville
William Enge Babcock, Sr., age 82 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Ma ...
William Harrell Hudson, 69, Braselton
Mr. William Harrell Hudson, age 69, of Braselton, GA died Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Hudson was born in Augusta, GA to the late William Orpheus and Elna B ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.