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Local Obits for Sun. Feb 5th, 2012

Banks

Berthia Whitfield, 89, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces services for Berthia Whitfield 89 of Homer, Ga. who died Satuday Feb. 04, 2012. Survivors include 2 sisters Rose Leachman of Commerce and ...

Forsyth

ANGELIKA BEEZLEY, 56, Cumming
ANGELIKA BEEZLEY, 56, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Sunday, February 5th, 2012.The family will be announcing a Memorial Service at a later date.Arrangements by Byars Funeral H ...
LEONA PEFFLY MARTIN, 79, passed away on Sunday, February 5th, 2012.The family will be announcing a Celebration of Life Memorial Service.Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home & Cre ...

Gwinnett

Felton R. Brown, 70, Lilburn
Felton R. Brown, age 70, of Lilburn, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2012. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, February 6, 2012 at Bil ...

Habersham

Funeral services for Peggy Ann Hunnicutt Trigg, age 58, of Cornelia will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville. Dr. Earl ...

Hall

Hung "Tom" Duc Nguyen, 46, Gainesville
Hung "Tom" Duc Nguyen, age 46 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Funeral services are ...
Harold Lamar Jones, 85, Gainesville
Harold Lamar Jones, age 85, of Gainesville, GA. passed away Saturday, February 4, 2012. He owned and operated the Lantern Inn restaurant for 43 years. Harold was a Shriner for ma ...
James Luther Maddox, 70, Gainesville
James Luther Maddox, age 70 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Graveside services are schedul ...
Mr. John "Johnny" Ralph Barrett, age 70, of Lula, GA died Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Barrett was born in Fulton County to the la ...
Myron K. Turk, 84, Chestnut Mountain
Mr. Myron Kelley Turk, 84 of Flowery Branch died Sunday February 5, 2012 at his residence. A life long resident of Hall County, Mr. Turk was the son of the late Fred and Lena Ph ...
Peter (Pete) Goldsmith Burke, 79, Gainesville
Mr. Peter (Pete) Goldsmith Burke, age 79 of Gainesville Ga., passed away peacefully on Sunday February 5, 2012. Pete was born on April 1, 1932 to Albert C. and Elizbeth Goldsmith B ...

Jackson

Ann Staab Morgan, 70, Commerce
Mrs. Ann Staab Morgan, age 70, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, February 05, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Morgan was born in Westberry, NY to the late Frank J. and Fra ...
Wendell Ray Miller, 69, Braselton
Mr. Wendell Ray Miller, age 69 of Braselton, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2012. The blessing he had in life was his relationship with God and his family. He was a member of Ches ...

Lumpkin

Ida Price, 66, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ida Price, age 66, of Dahlonega, GA, died Sunday, February 5, 2012, at her home.Ida was born in Lumpkin County, GA May 10, 1945 and had lived most of her life in Lumpkin Count ...
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.