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Local Obits for Sat. Apr 28th, 2012

Dawson

Christopher "Chris" Blalock, 42, Dawsonville
Christopher "Chris" Blalock, 42, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday April 26, 2012.A native of Alpharetta, he lived a number of years in Forsyth County before moving to ...

Habersham

Steven Joe Glenn, 54, Clarkesville
Steven Joe Glenn, age 54 of Clarkesville, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Habersham Medical Center. He was born on April 7, 1958 and lived in Clarkesville where he was ...

Hall

Elsie Carol Temples Osborne Cassidy Harrison, 69, of Gainesville passed away Saturday April 28, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.Memorial services will be held W ...
Laura Ann Thornton Wood, 85, of Oakwood passed away Saturday April 28, 2012 at her residence. Visitation will be Mon. April 30, 2012 from 2p-4p and 6p-8p. Graveside services will b ...
Laura Ann Wood, 85, Oakwood
Laura Ann Wood, age 85, born in and lifelong resident of Hall County, passed away on the morning of April 28, 2012. She was the daughter of the late James J. Thornton and Mae Jane ...
Robert Wright, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Robert Wright, age 66 of Gainesville, GA passed away on April 28, 2012. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 11:00am at Antioch Baptist Church.Profession ...
Ruthine Moon, 59, Gainesville
Mrs. Ruthine Moon, age 59 of Gainesville, GA passed away on April 28, 2012. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at Srping Field Baptist Church in Lula, GA at 12 ...
William Palmer Bailey, 64, Calhoun
Attorney William Palmer Bailey, 64, of Calhoun passed away suddenly at the home of one of his sons, Palmer, in Macon Saturday, April 28, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Stella W ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Charlotte Nelle McDowell Mau, age 67, of Nicholson, Ga. formerly of Cordele, Ga. and of Perry, Ga., who passed away on Saturday, Apri ...
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.