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Local Obits for Wed. May 30th, 2012

Gwinnett

Curtis D. Robinson, 84, Lawrenceville
Curtis D. Robinson, age 84 of Lawrenceville, GA died Wednesday, May 30, 2012. A Graveside Service will be held Friday, June 1, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Gwinnett Memorial Park. Tim Bailey ...

Hall

Alice Lucille Mance, 60, Gainesville
Ms. Alice Lucille Mance, age 60 of Gainesville, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 30,2012. Funeral Services will be held at the Wimberly & Jackson Chapel on Saturday, June 2, 20 ...
Willie Lois Townsend Wehunt, 89, Gainesville
Willie Lois Townsend Wehunt, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Fune ...

Jackson

Mrs. Dorothy Lee Sullivan Vickery, age 85 of Commerce died Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Vickery was born in Athens to the late, J.W. and Mae Crawford Sullivan. ...
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.