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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 14th, 2012

Gwinnett

Lorine M. Langston, 80, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Lorine M. Langston, age 80, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband Carlton Langston. She was survived by her son, Scott Langston and Ro ...

Habersham

Bernard "Bernie" Benischek age 69, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Saturday, April 14, 2012 after a brief illness.A private memorial service will be held on ...
Janell H. "Townsend" Cook, 84, Clarkesville
Janell H. "Townsend" Cook, age 84, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at the Habersham Medical Center.Mrs. Cook was born on June 10, 1927, ...

Hall

Flora Landers, 88, Gainesville
Ms.Flora Landers, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville, GA
Jeremy Alan Randolph, 27, Flowery Branch
Mr. Jeremy Alan Randolph, age 27, of Flowery Branch, was born January 23, 1985 to Essie Randolph and late James Randolph. On Saturday night, April 14, 2012 the Lord decided to tak ...
John James Fahey, 74, Oakwood
John J. (Jack) Fahey "Jack in the Hat". 4/23/37

Jackson

Richard L. Andrews, 56, Danielsville
Mr. Richard L. Andrews, age 56, of Danielsville, GA died Saturday, April 14, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Andrews was born in Stephens County, GA to Herschel Andrews of Griffin, GA ...
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.