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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 15th, 2012

Forsyth

Alice Mae Everett, 67, Canton
Alice Mae Everett, age 67, of Canton, GA, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012. Alice was the best grandmother in the world, lovingly making her grandchildren's clothing for th ...
Rick Michael Luter, 50, Cumming
Rick Michael Luter, 50, of Cumming, GA died on April 15, 2012. Born in St. Louis, MO he was the son of Richard and Angela Luter.Rick is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Jane (MJ ...

Habersham

Lois Helen Daniel, 80, Mt. Airy
Lois Helen Daniel, age 80 of Mt. Airy, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2012, at her residence.Born in Demorest, GA on August 10, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Lu ...

Hall

Derek Matthew Gaddis, 26, Gainesville
Derek Matthew Gaddis, age 26 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services ...
James "Bay" Lance, 61, Gainesville
James "Bay" Lance, age 61 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are s ...
Kim Yelverton, 20, Oakwood
Ms. Kim Yelverton, age 20, of Oakwood, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from ...

Jackson

Betty Elaine York, 64, Nicholson
Mrs. Betty Elaine York, age 64, of Nicholson, GA died Sunday, April 15, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. York was born in Jackson County, GA to the late J.D. and Mary Howington York. ...
Joanne Nix, 76, Commerce
Ms. Joanne Nix, age 76, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, April 15, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospice House. Ms. Nix was born in Jackson County, GA to Eutelle Wilson Nix of Commerce and ...

Lumpkin

Bobbye Kinser, 80, Dahlonega
Mrs. Bobbye Kinser, age 80, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Gracemont Assisted Living and Memory Care in Cumming, GA.Mrs. Kinser was born in Vine Grove, KY ...

White

Becky Leigh Knight, 41, Helen
Becky Leigh Bowdoin Knight, age 41 of Helen, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Knight was born March 31, 1971 in East Point, GA to Marjo ...
Joseph Sidney McKnight, age 92, of Sautee, Georgia, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012. He was born November 13, 1919, in Hugo, Colorado, to John Hearn and Edna Steward McKnight ...
Mary Edith Swift, 84, Helen
Mrs. Mary Edith Swift age 84 of Cleveland passed away Sunday April 15, 2012 at Gateway Health and Rehabilatation Center following an extended illness.Mrs. Swift was born in St. Lou ...
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.