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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 23rd, 2012

Forsyth

Michael Whatley, 46, Cumming
Michael Whatley, age 46 of Cumming, passed away Monday, July 23, 2012. He was member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. He loved his friends, and loved caring for his parents. He was ...

Habersham

Janice Coleman Green, 64, Demorest
JANICE COLEMAN GREEN, age 64, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2012, following an illness.Mrs. Green was born on April 22, 1948, in Mt. Airy, Georgia. She was ...

Hall

Patricia Shields-Wainberg, age 66 of Lula, passed away on Monday, July 23, 2012 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta following a brief illness. Memorial se ...

Other

Arthur Ernst Holdt, 95, Naples, Florida formerly of Demorest
Arthur Ernst Holdt (Art), 95, of Naples, Florida formerly of Demorest Georgia passed away on Monday, July 23, 2012. Born May 30, 1917, Art grew up in several Northeast Georgia town ...
Mary Ross Robarts, 85, Carnesville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mary Ross Robarts, age 85, of Carnesville, GA, who passed away on Monday, July 23, 2012. Mrs. Robarts was born in New York City, NY, a dau ...

Rabun

Walter Eugene Mance, 79, Clayton
Walter Eugene Mance, 79, of Clayton, Georgia passed away July 23, 2012 at Augusta Burn Center.He was born in Hartwell, GA, and was the son of Eugene Walter (Buster) Mance and Icy M ...

White

Richard Dean Simpson, 66, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Richard Dean Simpson, age 66 of Cleveland. Mr. Simpson passed away Monday, July 23, 2012 at his residence.A graveside ...
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.