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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 29th, 2012

Banks

Mrs. Florence Evelyn Duncan, age 91, of Homer, GA died Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Wood Dale Health and Rehab. She was born in Franklin County, GA to the late Arthur and Zora Bel ...
Mr. James Michael (Chuck) Moore, age 56, of Athens died Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Moore was born in Clarke County to the late Mell and Grace M ...

Forsyth

Mildred Idalene Shead Cothran, age 75, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012.She was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by ...

Habersham

Deward Ausborn, 69, Toccoa
Deward Ausborn, age 69, of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at the Habersham Medical Center.Mr. Ausborn was born on November 10, 1942, in Banks County, Geo ...

Hall

Charles Christopher Clark, 46, Flowery Branch
Charles Christopher "Kit" Clark, 46 of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday March 29, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Memorial services ...
Fred Baker Simpson, Sr.,, 92, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday March 31, 2012, in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mr. Fred Baker Simpson, Sr., 92, of Gainesville. Rev. ...
Janette Harrelson Liebe, 64, Gainesville
Mrs. Janette Harrelson Liebe, age 64, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012 at home surrounded by her family, following an extended illness.Memorial Services will be ...

Lumpkin

Helen Marie Kimsey, 91, Dahlonega
Helen Marie Kimsey, age 91, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Tuesday, February 29, 2012 at Northeast GA Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Helen resided in Dahlonega, GA for 36 years a ...
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.