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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 11th, 2012


Marshall Brooks, 75, Tucker
Marshall Brooks, age 75, of Tucker, GA, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2012. In his youth, Marshall proudly served his country during the Korean War as a member of the United Stat ...


Katherine Rebecca Jones, 96, Clarkesville, formerly of Birmingham, Al.
Katherine Rebecca Jones, age 96, of Clarkesville and formerly of Birmingham, Alabama died Wednesday, April 11, 2012.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 14, 2 ...


Anna Marie Bryant, 52, Gainesville
Anna Marie Bryant, age 52 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Graveside services ar ...
Edward M. Kivlin, 67, Cumming
Edward M. Kivlin, age 67, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Edward enjoyed golfing and boating. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Kathleen Kivlin.Sur ...
Johnnie Marcell Elrod, 90, Gillsville
Johnnie Marcell Elrod, age 90 of Gillsville, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial se ...
Lillian Jacobs Estes, 85, Gainesville
Born June 1, 1926, Lil, as she was known to many, lived life to the fullest and treasured her hours at the bridge table for more years than will ever be known. When asked, "H ...
Vivian Annette Wehunt, 78, Gainesville
Vivian Annette Wehunt, age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ...


James Gill, 88, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. James Gill, age 88 of Cleveland. Mr. Gill passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services ar ...
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.