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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 17th, 2012

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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Robert Lee "Butch" Pugh Jr., age 63, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2012. Mr. Pugh was a son of the la ...

Dawson

Kimsey Arnold Kimbarl, 81, Dawsonville
Kimsey Arnold Kimbarl, 81, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 17th, 2012 with his loving wife and family at his side.The family will be receiving friends at the ...

Forsyth

Louise M. Cook, 42, Suwanee
Louise M. Cook, 42, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 17th, 2012 at Northside Hospice Forsyth.Memorial Service Mass will be held on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at ...

Gwinnett

Wilma J. Whitlow, 70, Buford
Wilma J. Whitlow, age 70 of Norcross, GA died Saturday, March 17, 2012 following a battle with cancer. Funeral Service will be held Friday, March 23, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mi ...

Habersham

Gladys Head Evans Baugh, 71, Cornelia
Gladys Head Evans Baugh, age 71, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2012.Mrs. Baugh was born on November 17, 1940, in Hall County, Georgia; a daughter of the la ...

Hall

Dennis Clarence Griffin, 60, Gainesville
Mr. Dennis Clarence Griffin, age 60, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services ar ...
Idell Wofford Stringer, 96, Gainesville
Idell Wofford Stringer, 96, of Gainesville, formerly of Clermont, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at the Bell Minor Home, surrounded by her loving children.She was precede ...
John Dillard "J.D." Wiley, 82, Gainesville
John Dillard "J.D." Wiley, age 82, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012, following an extended illness. Mr. Wiley was born in Banks County, Georg ...
Stanley Baird Davidson, 79, Gainesville
Stanley Baird Davidson, age 79, of Gainesville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at home following an extended illness.Visitation is scheduled for Monday, March ...

Jackson

Yo Sook McGirt, 58, Hoschton
Yo Sook McGirt, age 58, of Warner Robins, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2012.Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, P.O. Box 722, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966 ...
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.