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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 4th, 2012

Forsyth

Harry Clyde Eby, 87, Cumming
Harry Clyde Eby, 87, of Cumming, GA (and longtime former resident of Miami, FL) died at his home on February 4, 2012. Born in Miami, FL, he was the son of the late Daniel and Mae E ...
Melba Lou Dooley Gravitt, age 93, of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2012. She was a loving member of Salem United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by h ...

Habersham

Carol W. Elrod, 64, Mount Airy
Carol W. Elrod, age 64, of Mount Airy, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2012, at Heritage Healthcare of Toccoa. Mrs. Elrod was born on June 26, 1947, in Thomasville, N ...
Eunell McDougald Tench, 77, Cornelia
Eunell McDougald Tench, age 77 of Cornelia, passed away Saturday, February 04, 2012 at her residence. Born on October 09, 1934 in Habersham County, she was the daughter of the late ...

Hall

Dortha Adelia Smith, 88, Gainesville
Dortha Adelia Smith passed away February 4, 2012 following an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Dora Elliot, her brother, Winford Elliot, her ...
Edna Harrison, 85, Gainesville
Mr. Edna Mae Harrison born May 16, 1926 in Jackson County, to the late Paul Bonds and Fannie Cox Bonds. She was a care giver to many children and a member of New Salem Baptist Chu ...
Grace Cotton Crane, 84, Maysville
Grace Cotton Crane, 84, of Maysville, died Feb. 3, at her residence. Mrs. Crane was born in Maysville to the late P.D. and Clara Belle Cotton. She was a member of Homer Baptist Ch ...
Harold Eugene Farr, 75, Oakwood
Harold Eugene Farr age 75 of Oakwood passed away Saturday Feb. 4, 2012 at his residence following a brief illness.Mr. Farr was born March 14, 1936 to the late Ernest Eugene & R ...
Howell Corbin Brady, 86, Clermont
Howell "Hal" Corbin Brady, 86, of Clermont passed away Saturday February 4, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services will b ...

White

Carl Asbury Kitchens, 83, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Carl Asbury Kitchens, age 83 of Cleveland. Mr. Kitchens passed away Saturday, February 04, 2012 at Northeast Georgia ...
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.