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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 22nd, 2012

Hall

Bessie Roberts, 83, Braselton
Bessie Roberts, 83, of Braselton, Ga. Passed away Sunday July 22, 2012. Complete Arrangements to be made with Wards Funeral Home 758 Main Street SW Gainesville. www.wardsfh.com
Nathan B. Tanner, 83, Flowery Branch
Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Wednesday July 25, 2012 at Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Nathan B. Tanner age 83 of Flowery Branch. The Rev. David Gravitt will of ...
Peter E. Brady, 82, Gainesville
Peter Emanuel Brady, 82 of Gainesville, GA passed away in his home early Sunday, July 22, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Ane, his sister, Patricia Faucher, and his ...
William E. Norrell, 77, Gainesville
Mr. William E. "Billy" Norrell, 77 of Gainesville died Sunday July 22, 2012 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Norrell was the son of the late Grov ...

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Charles Frank Paradise, 80, Mountain City
Charles Frank Paradise, 80, of Mountain City passed away at his residence after an extended illness.Chuck was born in Detroit Michigan the son of the late Anthony and Elizabeth Jez ...

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Floyd Wheeler, 92, Cleveland
Floyd Wheeler age 92 of Cleveland passed away Saturday July 21, 2012 at Union County Nursing Home following an extended illness. Mr. Wheeler was born in Hall County the son of the ...
Lonnie Thomas Hortman, 86, Cleveland
Lonnie Thomas (Tom) Hortman passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012. Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 24, at Roberta City Cemetery. Rev. Nita Crump will offic ...
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.