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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 17th, 2012

Dawson

Barbara Carnes Bearden, 77, Dawsonville
Barbara Carnes Bearden, age 77 of Dawsonville, passed Barbara Carnes Bearden, age 77 of Dawsonville, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012. She was a lifetime member of New Harmony B ...

Forsyth

Donna M. Black, 83, Suwanne
Donna M. Black, 83, of Suwanee, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012.A Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, April 21st, 2012 at 2:00 pm at the First Baptist Chur ...

Habersham

Blondine Wood Lovell, 90, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Blondine Wood Lovell, age 90, of Clarkesville will be held on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM from the Providence Baptist Church. Dr. Don Drawdy will offic ...
Rufus Odell Willis, Jr, 67, Baldwin
Rufus Odell Willis, Jr., age 67, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. Mr. Willis was born in Commerce, Georgia on October 10, 1944, to the late Rufus Odell W ...

Hall

Joseph Larry Thomas, 64, Gainesville
Mr. Joseph Larry Thomas, 64 of Gainesville died Tuesday April 17, 2012 at his residence. A life long resident of Hall County, Mr. Thomas was the son of the late Gerald Dean and Gen ...
Nelba Riel, 86, Cumming
Nelba Riel, 86, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 with her loving family at her side. At this time the Memorial Service is pending and will be announced. ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Betty Brown Carruth Arnold, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2012.Mrs. Arnold was born in Nicholson, Ga. a dau ...
George A. "Andy" Messer, 72, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. George A. "Andy" Messer, 72, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Tuesday April 17, 2012 at his residence after a period of dec ...
Raymond Jullian Socha, 70, Bogart
Mr. Raymond Jullian Socha, age 70, of Bogart, GA died Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospice House. Mr. Socha was born in Norwich to the late Jullian and Sophie Glinsk ...

Lumpkin

Ray Maness, 70, Dahlonega
Mr. Ray Maness, age, 70, of Dahlonega, GA, died Tuesday April 17, 2012, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Mr. Maness was a Jackson County native who had li ...
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.