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Local Obits for Tue. May 1st, 2012

Banks

Nancy Chastain, 53, Lula
Nancy Chastain, 53, of Lula passed away on Friday, May 1, 2012. Complete arrangements will be announced later.Those wishing to make online condolences may do so at www.littledavenp ...

Habersham

David Henry Anderson, 58, Clarkesville
A memorial service for David Henry Anderson, age 58, of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville. Rev. Lev Hump ...

Hall

Early Jean Turpin, 68, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Early Jean Turpin, 68, of Gainesville. Complete arrangements w ...
Larry Thomas, Gainesville
Memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday May 6, 2012 at Wahoo Baptist Church for Larry Thomas.Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesvil ...
Lucile H. Whiten, age 93, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. Mrs. Whiten was born on June 15, 1918, in Stephens County, Georgia; a daughter of the late Paul ...
Mrs. Era Charles Puckett, 97, Gainesville
Mrs. Era Charles Puckett, age 97, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday May 1, 2012. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Friday, May 04, 2012, at Mason & Ward funeral home chapel wit ...
Rhonda Lynn Brown, 52, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 4:00p.m. Saturday May 5, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Rhonda Lynn Brown age 52 of Gainesville. Pastor David Meacham will offi ...
Shirley J. Davis, 73, Gainesville
Shirley J. Davis, age 73 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at New Horizons North Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are sch ...

Jackson

John Duncan Mealor, 80, Commerce
Mr. John Duncan Mealor, age 80, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, May 01, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Mealor was born in Commerce, GA to the late Moody Mem and Mary Belle Marvin Mealo ...
Johnny Anderson, 73, Commerce
Mr. Johnny Anderson, age 73 of Commerce died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Anderson was born in Homer to the late, Charlie and Sarria Mize Anderson. Mr. Anderson was ...

Lumpkin

Maurice A. "Tom" Thomas, 80, Dahlonega
Maurice A. "Tom" Thomas, 80, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday May 1, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.Born June 27, 1931 in Jacksonville, Florida to 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.