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Local Obits for Tue. Jun 5th, 2012

Banks

David Randall Jenkins, Sr., age 31, of Alto, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at his residence. Mr. Jenkins was born on August 25, 1980, in Monroe, Georgia; a son of ...

Habersham

Dwayne Hardman, 60, Demorest
Dwayne "Howard" Hardman, age 60, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at his residence. Mr. Hardman was born on January 18, 1952, in Stephens Count ...

Hall

Lawrence Virgil Padrick, 72, Gainesville
Lawrence V. Padrick, 72, of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, June 05, 2012. He had a positive attitude, infectious laughter, loved life, and after nine courageous months following ...
Nela Owenby Lang, 86, Gainesville
Nela Owenby Lang, age 86 of Deland, Florida, formerly of Gainesville for a number of years, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. ...
Sarah Birchfield Tanner, 46, Murrayville
Sarah Birchfield Tanner, age 46 of Murrayville, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral services are ...

Jackson

John Patrick Green, 53, Braselton
Mr. John Patrick Green, age 53, of Braselton, passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012.Arrangemants by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, Ga. 30548, 706-654-0966,www.lawsonf ...

Other

Desiree Melissa Wood, 34, Otto, NC
Desiree Melissa Wood, 34, of Otto, NC, passed away as the result of a motor vehicle accident Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in Habersham County.Desiree was born on October 10, 1977 in Fort ...
John W. Higgins, 65, Monroe
John W. Higgins, age 65 of Monroe, GA died Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Albert Whitl ...
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.