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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 19th, 2012

Forsyth

Agnes Madelyn Summers, 93, Cumming
Madelyn Summers passed away Thursday April 19, 2012 peacefully with family by her side at the age of 93. She was born August 1, 1918 in Pennsboro, West Virginia. She graduated wi ...
Barrie MacDonald James, 82, Cumming
Barrie MacDonald James, age 82, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012Survivors include his children, Stephen (Lean) James, Valerie (Drew) Totty, Jennifer Bobbitt; g ...
Dorothy Kate Monroe, 81, Cumming
Dorothy Kate Monroe, age 81, a lifetime resident of Forsyth County, GA, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012. She was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church. She is preceded in d ...
Susan Richards Spencer, 64, Cumming
Susan Richards Spencer (Stains), age 64, of Cumming, GA, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012. She was a member of Browns Bridge Community Church and attended First Baptist Church ...

Habersham

Joann Erwin Gerrin, 72, Clarkesville
Joann Erwin Gerrin, age 72, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at her residence.Mrs. Gerrin was born on July 21, 1939, in Habersham County, Georgia, ...
Lou Emma Hames Elsberry, 92, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Lou Emma Hames Elsberry, age 92 of Tucson, Arizona and formerly of Habersham County will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, April 27, 2012 from the Hillside Memoria ...

Hall

Charles Strong, 85, Gainesville
Charles Strong, Jr. passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012 after a brief illness. Charlie was born in Bradenton, Florida, the son of the late Charles and Mary Mitchell Strong. In his ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hettie Lorene Simmons Baird, age 65, of Braselton, Georgia who passed away Thursday, April 19, 2012. Mrs. Baird was born in North Ca ...
Mary Pugh Sprinkles, 69, Nicholson
Mrs. Mary Pugh Sprinkles, age 69, of Nicholson, GA passed away peacefully after a 2 ½ year courageous fight with cancer. Through out the entire illness Mrs. Sprinkles never ...

Lumpkin

Herman Loyd Byers Sr., 77, Hampton, formerly of Dahlonega
Mr. Herman Loyd Byers Sr., age 77, of Hampton, Georgia died April 19, 2012.Mr. Byers was a Lumpkin County native. He had lived in Hampton, Georgia for the past 44 years.He was the ...

White

George Roy Sutton Sr., 57, Cleveland
George Roy Sutton Sr. age 57 of Cleveland passed away Thursday April 19, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Sutton was born in Habersham County and lived most of his life in White County. ...
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.