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Local Obits for Wed. May 2nd, 2012

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Joan Marie Parks, 68, Cumming
Joan Marie Parks, age 68 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012. She died from complications of diabetes. Joan was born August 8, 1943 in Chicago to Gene and Mary Vandelli ...
Mary Louise Martin, 87, Cumming
Mary Louise Martin, age 87 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012. She loved flowers and was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husb ...
Peggie Sue White Wade, 67, Sugar Hill
Peggie Sue White Wade, age 67 of Sugar Hill, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Peggie was a member of the Word of Faith Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Malcolm a ...

Hall

Annie Hollis Emmett Williams, age 60 of Lula, passed away on Wednesday Morning, May 2, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ...
Mildred Rantz, 90, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Mildred Louise Rantz, age 90, of Flowery Branch, formerly of Melbourne, Florida, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at New Horizons West Nursing Home.Funeral Services will be ...

Jackson

Jessie Othello Sexton, 84, Winder
Ms. Jessie Othello Sexton, age 84 of Winder died Wednesday, May 02, 2012 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center. Ms. Sexton was born in Duluth to the late, Forrest Carter and Bess ...
Pat Chadwick Duran, 74, Commerce
Mr. Pat Chadwick Duran, age 74 , of Commerce, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home and Cremations, 35 First Street, Hoschton Ga. 30548, www.lawso ...
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.