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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 24th, 2012

Forsyth

Millard Daniel Wilkerson, age 83, of Cumming, GA, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Sally Wilkerson; sisters, Ida Mae Swoffo ...

Hall

. E. Jerry Whitlow, 53, Gainesville
Mr. E. Jerry Whitlow, age 53, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012, following a brief illness.Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 26, 212 from the Cha ...
Mrs. Elsie Lee (Strickland) Burke, age 84, of Kennesaw, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the Oaks at Limestone in Gainesville. Funeral services are schedule ...
James Lee Prunty, 69, Gainesville
James Lee Prunty, age 69 of Gainesville, Gapassed away April 24th 2012 surrounded by hisloving family. He is survived by his wife Gertrude Prunty; Son and daughter in law Brian &am ...
Lorenza S. Galvan, 71, Gainesville
Lorenza S. Galvan, age 71 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Mond ...
Margot Gamboa Ramirez, 48, Gainesville
Margot Gamboa Ramirez age 48 of Gainesville passed away Saturday April 21, 2012. Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville in charge of arrangements

Jackson

Blanche Armenta Swindle, 83, Commerce
Ms. Blanche Armenta Swindle, age 83, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Northridge Medical Center. Ms. Swindle was born in Madison County, GA to the late Henry F. and ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.