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Local Obits for Tue. Jul 10th, 2012

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Michael A. Estrada, 45, Cumming
Michael A. Estrada, age 45, of Cumming, Ga., passed away on Tuesday July 10, 2012 after an extended illness. Michael was born on September 3, 1966 in Savannah, Ga. and grew up in ...
Wiley Sutton Clifton, 94, Cumming
Mr. Wiley Sutton Clifton, age 94, of Cumming passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at his home following a long illness. The son of the late Madison Levin and Harriett Sutton Clifton ...

Habersham

Wallace Patrick Nichols, 87, Clarkesville
Wallace Patrick Nichols was born in Fort White, Florida on April 13, 1925 to Charlie and Mary Nichols who were blessed with seven children. Wallace was the youngest of five boys w ...

Hall

Alice Frances Orr, 85, Flowery Branch
Miss Alice Frances Orr, age 85, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at UniHealth
Evelyn Marjorie Cantrell Couch, age 89 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday Morning, July 10, 2012 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral s ...
Jaylyn Andrew Mize,Sr., 80, Gainesville
Jaylyn Andrew Mize,Sr. 80 of Gainesville, GA passed away on July 10, 2012. Services will be held at St. John Baptist Church Saturday 2:00 pm. Professional Services Entrusted to Wi ...
Merlin Anthony Connolly, age 66 of Oakwood, passed away on Tuesday Morning, July 10, 2012 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a extended illness. Funeral ...

Jackson

Carl W. Hoffman, 92, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mr. Carl W. Hoffman, age 92, passed away July 10, 2012, in Savannah, GA. United States Army Veteran who served in the Pacifi ...
Gower Rufus "Tex" Parker, Jr, 61, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Gower Rufus "Tex" Parker, Jr., age 61, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2012. Mr. Parker was born in Jac ...
Harley David Smith, Jr., 36, Hoschton
Harley David Smith, Jr., age 36, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012. A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Lawson Funeral Home. Arrangements by Lawso ...

White

Nora Corbin Gold, 94, Cleveland
Mrs. Nora Corbin Gold, age 94, of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Gold was born in Lumpkin County on March 31, 19 ...
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.