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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 23rd, 2012

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Helen Bell, 72, Cumming
Helen Bell, age 72 of Cumming, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012. She loved crafts, Steven Ministries and The Rosary Group. Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by her daughter, Tammy ...
Mary Warrington, 99, Cumming
Mrs. Mary Warrington of Cumming, GA passed away Friday, March 23, 2012 at White Oaks at Lanier Assisted Living Home in Cumming. She was 99 years old. Mr. Warrington was born in Cum ...
Phyllis G. Kelly, 84, Cumming
Phyllis G. Kelly, 84, of Alpharetta, Georgia passed away on Friday, March 23rd, 2012.Memorial Service arrangements will be announced once all have been completed.Arrangements by By ...

Jackson

Ardill Frances McCannon, 83, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ardill Frances McCannon, age 83, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, March 23, 2012. Mrs. McCannon was born in Walker Mt., GA, a ...
Junior Dickerson, 75, Commerce
Livingston Mercier Dickerson Jr., age 75, of Commerce passed away on Friday, March 23, 2012 at his residence with his loving wife by his side. He was born in Madison County the so ...

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Mr. William "Bill" Carpenter, age 81 of Suches, GA, died March 23, 2012.Mr. Carpenter was born in Hayesville, NC. He grew up in Clayton, GA before moving to Suches, GA wh ...
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.