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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 27th, 2012

Dawson

Ruby Chumbley, 77, Marble Hill
Ruby Chumbley, 77, of Marble Hill passed away Friday April 27, 2012 at Kennestone Hospital following a period of declining health.Born January 29, 1935 in Atlanta, Georgia to the l ...

Habersham

Billy Sam Barnette, 77, Demorest
Billy Sam Barnette, age 77, of Demorest, Georgia and formerly of Braselton, Georgia passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012, at Stephens County Hospital. Mr. Barnette was born in Jac ...
Mary Mize Underwood, 80, Cornelia
Mary Mize Underwood, age 80 of Cornelia, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born April 30, 1931 in White County, she was a daughter of th ...

Hall

Dolores M. Darling Nix, 74, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Dolores M. Darling Nix, age 74, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, April 27, 2012 following an extended illness.Graveside Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2012 a ...
E.G. Thompson, 79, Gainesville
Mr. E.G. "Tom" Thompson, 79 of Gainesville died Thursday April 26, 2012 at a private nursing home.Born in Forsyth County, Mr. Thompson had lived in Hall County for most o ...
Jeanette N. Skelton, 66, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Jeanette N. Skelton, age 66, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012. Funeral services will be Sunday April 29, 2012 ...
John R. (Mac) McPherson, 85, Chestnut Mountain
John R. (Mac) McPherson of Chestnut Mountain, GA passed away on Friday, April 27. John was born in Lenoir City, TN on January 2, 1927. His family later moved to Knoxville, TN where ...
Ronald W. Chandler, 76, Flowery Branch
Ronald W. Chandler, age 76 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Friday April 27, 2012 at home following an extended illness and hospitalization.Mr. Chandler was born December 15, 1935 ...
Ronald Winfred Chandler, 76, Gainesville
Ronald Winfred Chandler, age 76 of Gainesville, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012. Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Jackson

Larry Michael Haynes, 66, Hoschton
Mr. Larry Michael Haynes, age 66, of Hoschton, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Lawson Funeral Home. Inter ...

White

Sheryl Roberts Reid, 49, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Sheryl Lee Roberts Reid, age 49 of Cleveland. Mrs. Reid passed away Friday, April 27, 2012. Funeral services are sch ...
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.