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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 21st, 2012

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Darryl Bruce Fore, 68, Winder
Darryl Bruce Fore, age 68, of Winder passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012. Bruce loved working with the children at Easter Seal Headstart, his family, his friends, Raschal his dog, ...

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Patsy Ann Dollar Wiley, age 77 of Buford, GA entered in to Heaven Saturday, July 21, 2012 after an extended illness. Patsy was a native of Buford but traveled many years outside of ...

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McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Pretchel "Lillie Mae" Brady Pitts, age 90 of Mt. Airy, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2012, at her resid ...

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James Agbert Phagan, 75, Gainesville
Mr. James Agbert Phagan age 75 of Gainesville passed away on Saturday July 21, 2012 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral Services are scheduled for Mon ...
James William Craven, 91, Gillsville
Mr. James William Craven, age 91 of Gillsville passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Brighter Mornings. Mr. Craven was born in Jefferson to the late, Bill and Annie Craven. M ...
Jerry Ann (Jerrett) Bishop, 67, Gainesville
Jerry Ann (Jerrett) Bishop age 67 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on July21, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Memorial Services are scheduled for Thursday J ...
Jimmy Ray Gaddis, a beloved Daddy & Papa, died at 64 on Saturday July 21, 2012. After a courageous seven-month battle with melanoma cancer, Jimmy passed away peacefully at NE G ...

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James Edwin Ivester, 68, Toccoa
Mr. James Edwin Ivester, age 68, of Toccoa, passed away, Saturday, July 21, 2012 at his home. Born September 17, 1943 in Franklin County, he was a son of the late Stephens Odis and ...
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.