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Local Obits for Sun. May 13th, 2012

Forsyth

Cecelia K. Moore, 91, Suwanee
Cecelia K. Moore, 91, of Suwanee, GA passed away on May 13th, 2012 at Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cumming, Georgia. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am May 17th, 2012 at St. Br ...
Vivian Ann Louise Harding, 65, Johns Creek
Vivian Ann Louise Harding, 65, of Johns Creek, GA passed away on Sunday, May 13th, 2012. At this time there is no Memorial Service to announce. Byars Funeral Home & Cremation S ...

Habersham

Pearl H. Allen, 88, Clarkesville
Pearl H. Allen, age 88 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born on January 19, 1924 in Habersham County, she was a daughter of t ...

Hall

Christine King Broome, 66, Gillsville
Christine King Broome, 66, of Gillsville passed away Saturday May 12, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services will be held Tuesday M ...
Mrs. Estelle Pritchett Whitfield, 92 of Chicopee died Sunday May 13, 2012 at her residence. Born in Banks County, Mrs. Whitfield had lived in Hall County for most of her life. She ...
Vince Booker, 64, Flowery Branch
Mr. Vince Booker, 64 of Flowery Branch (Chestnut Mountain Community) died Sunday May 13, 2012 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Booker was the son of the l ...
Vincent Lowe Booker, 64, Flowery Branch
Mr. Vincent Lowe Booker, 64 of Flowery Branch died Sunday May 13, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services are incomplete at this time and will be announced later. Little & Dave ...
Viola Lee Evans Parrish, 91, Gainesville
Viola Lee Evans Parrish, age 91 of Gainesville, Ga died Sunday May 13, 2012. Services will be 2 P.M. Tuesday May 15, 2012 at Memorial Park North Chapel. Family will receive friends ...

Lumpkin

Doris Chambers, 70, Dahlonega
Mrs. Doris Chambers, age 70, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Sunday May 13, 2012, at her residence.Doris was born in Hall County, GA Feb. 12, 1942. She had lived in Lumpkin County si ...
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.