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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 18th, 2012

Dawson

Jettie S. Johnson, 96, Dawsonville
Jettie S. Johnson, 96, of Ormond Beach, Florida, formerly of Dawsonville, passed away March 9, 2012.Born September 18, 1915 in Henry, North Carolina to the late Charlie and Sarah S ...

Forsyth

Lisa Luann Knight, 46, Cumming
Lisa Luann Knight, 46, of Cumming and Fayetteville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, April 18th, 2012.The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life Memorial Service on Sunday, ...

Habersham

Frank Matthew Kelley, 94, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Frank Matthew Kelley, age 94, of Clarkesville will be held on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 3:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Wesley Purcell and Rev. ...
Nellie Ivie Tench, 86, Cornelia
Nellie Ivie Tench, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Mrs. Tench was born in Habersham County, Georgia on June 10, 1925, t ...
Paul A. Mitchell, 76, Clarkesville
Paul A. Mitchell, age 76, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at the Oaks at Scenic View following an extended illness. Mr. Mitchell was born on Aug ...

Hall

Annie Ruth Day, 71, Gainesville
Annie Ruth Day, age 71 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday Morning, April 18, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funera ...
Arvin Anderson, Murrayville
Funeral services for Arvin Anderson will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday April 20, 2012 in Wahoo Baptist Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Anderson, Th ...
Carroll Lamar Sheridan, 66, Gainesville
Funeral services ares scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Oak Grove Baptist Church for Carrroll Lamar Sheridan, age 66. of Gainesville. The Rev. Earl Pirkle and Rev ...
Lois Jean Wischmann, 70, Braselton
Mrs. Lois Jean Wischmann, age 70, of Braselton, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2012 from ...
Mary Harrison Tanner, 66, Gainesville
Mary Harrison Tanner, age 66 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Memorial ...

Jackson

Eric Carlton Smith, 42, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Eric Carlton Smith, 42, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away Wednesday April 18, 2012. Mr. Smith was born in Winder, Ga. a son of th ...
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.