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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 30th, 2012

Dawson

Darrell Hughes Baker, II, 50, Dawsonville
Mr. Darrell Hughes Baker, II, age 50, of Dawsonville passed away Friday, March 30, 2012. A loving father, Darrell was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.Survivors include his forme ...

Forsyth

Edward John Wolff, 73, Cumming
Edward John Wolff, age 73, passed away Friday, March 30, 2012. Ed was born April 20, 1938 in Erie, PA. After graduation from high school he joined the Marine Corps retiring in 19 ...
Voncile C. Smith, 86, Cumming
Voncile C. Smith, age 86, of Cumming, passed away Friday, March 30, 2012. She was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church since 1948. Voncile loved her church and her church family. ...

Hall

Charles Welton Chapman, 65, Gainesville
Charles Welton Chapman age 65 of Gainesville, Ga. died on March 30,2012 at his residence from an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Monday April 2, 2012 at 11:00 a. ...
James Harvey Puckett, 81, Gainesville
James Harvey Puckett, age 81 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sun ...

White

James Gurney Chambers, 83, Cleveland
James Gerney Chambers born June 27, 1928 (83 years old) died March 30, 2012 of cardiac arrest at his home. Mr. Chambers was born in Forsyth County to his parents Ford and Elizabeth ...
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.