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Local Obits for Wed. Mar 14th, 2012

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Cynthia May Houck, 76, Cumming
On March 14, 2012, Cynthia May Houck "Grandma", 77, a resident of Cumming, Georgia, passed away at Cumming Manor in Cumming, Georgia. Born in Binghamton, New York, she wa ...
Marion Leonard Tolbert Jr., 79, of Milton, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at Embracing Hospice. His loving family was at his bedside.Memorial Services are pend ...

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Doris Hall Cain, 92, Gainesville
Doris Hall Cain, age 92 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services a ...
Marvin Harris, inf, Gainesville
Marvin Harris, (Infant) of Gainesville, GA passed away on March 14, 2012. Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at New Salem Baptist Church at 4 pm. Professi ...
Mary Diane Falconi, 51, Oakwood
Mary Diane Falconi, age 51 of Oakwood, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ser ...
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.