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Local Obits for Sat. May 19th, 2012

Hall

Steven Michael Noval, 53, Gainesville
Steven "Yank" Michael Noval, age 53 of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Memor ...
Mable G. Mathis, 90, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Monday May 21, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mable Gresham Mathis age 90. The Rev. Dr. Robert Powers will offic ...

Jackson

Harris "Dink" Elrod, 71, Talmo
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Harris Denver "Dink" Elrod, age 71, of Talmo, who passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Mr. Elrod was born in Pendergrass, ...
Ruby C. Davis, 67, Monroe
Mrs. Ruby C. Davis, age 67, of Monroe passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012. Ruby is survived by her husband Alfred Davis; sons James Lee Davis (Linda) of Monroe, Michael Keith Davis ...

Stephens

Job Leslie Dove, 62, Carnesville
Mr. Job Leslie Dove, age 62, of Carnesville, GA, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012 at his home. Born September 26, 1949 in Hartwell, GA, he was a son of the late Charlie R. and Li ...
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.