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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 10th, 2012

Forsyth

Norman Joseph Murry, 85, Cumming
Norman Joseph Murry, age 85, was a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, but had lived in Georgia since 1961. He was preceded in death by his son, Norman Joseph Murry, Jr.; and survive ...

Habersham

Gordon Adams, 76, Demorest
Gordon Adams, age 76, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, following an extended illness. Mr. Adams was born in Habersham County, Georgia on January 28 ...
William "Buck" Arnold, 84, Baldwin
William "Buck" Arnold, age 84, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Buck was born in Banks County on March 17, ...

Hall

Charles B. (Chuck) Forrest, Retired Msgt. US Army, went to be with his Lord & Savior Tues April 10 at NEGMC following complications during surgery. He was born Oct. 26, 1937 in ...
Karen Terrell Burch, 52, Hoschton
Mrs. Karen Terrell Burch, age 52, of Hoschton passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2012.She is survived by her mother Georgia Terrell of Monroe; husband David Burch of Hoschton; sons Dre ...
Lula Mae Sullins, 76, Clermont
Services for, Lula Mae Sullins age 76, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday April 12, 2012 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral ...
Wallace L. Smith, 73, Lula
Wallace L. Smith, age 73 of Lula, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born in Geneva County, Alabama, on March 25, 1939, he was a son of the ...
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.