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Local Obits for Tue. Mar 20th, 2012

Banks

James M. Cochran, 55, Homer
James M. Cochran, age 55, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2012.Mr. Cochran was born on April 4, 1956, in Demorest, Georgia; a son of the late Julian Addy and ...
Trenna "Tinker" Watkins, age 46 of Lula, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at her residence. Born in Commerce, GA on July 29, 1965, she was a daughter of the late Bert ...

Dawson

Bobby B. Duke, 82, Loganville
Bobby B. "Bob" Duke, 82, of Loganville passes away Tuesday March 20, 2012 at Walton Regional Medical Center following a sudden illness.Born August 5, 1929 in Lafayette, G ...

Hall

Elizabeth "Juanita" Forrest, 89, Gainesville
Elizabeth "Juanita" Forrest, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Oaks at Limestone Nursing Home following an extended illness. Fun ...
Kevin Brian Clark, 54, Flowery Branch
On March 20th, 2012, at one-thirty in the morning, Kevin Brian Clark, aged 54, gently passed away in the intensive care unit of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, surrounded by ...
Mary Frances Sewell, 93, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Mary Frances Sewell age 93 of Flowery Branch died Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Northridge Medical Center. Mrs. Sewell was born in Carnesville to the late, John Freeman McConne ...
Rev. Dean Bryant, 79, Murrayville
Rev. Dean Bryant, 79, of Murrayville, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012.A lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, Rev. Bryant was the son of the late Carl Thomas and Lucille Sims Br ...
Velma Ree Waldrep, 74, Lula
Velma Ree Waldrep, age 74 of Lula, passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...

Jackson

James Hiram Daniel, 78, Watkinsville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Hiram Daniel, 78, of Watkinsville, Ga. who passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Mr. Daniel was born in Madison County, Georgi ...
Milagros Soto De Garcia, age 84, of Atlanta passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012.Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 722, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-096 ...
Violet Gregory Clark, 90, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Violet Gregory Clark, age 90, of Braselton, Ga. who passed away on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Mrs. Clark was born in Jackson County to ...

Lumpkin

James "Herbert" Brannon, 81, Dahlonega
James "Herbert" Brannon, age 81, Dahlonega, GA, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012. He was a member of North Roswell Baptist Church. Herbert is preceded in death by hi ...
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.