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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 28th, 2012

Forsyth

Frederick W. Benschine, 70, Cumming
Frederick W. Benschine, 70, of Cumming, GA passed at home on July 28, 2012. He was born on June 2, 1942 in Brooklyn, NY and is predeceased by his parents, Dr. & Mrs. Benschine ...

Gwinnett

Elizabeth Jane "Lita" Clark, age 54 of Hoschton, GA died Saturday, July 28, 2012. A celebration of Lita's life will be held Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 4:00 PM at Ha ...

Hall

Ms. Susie Craft Scott transitioned to glory on July 28, 2012, while at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Susie Craft was born in Jackson County. Parents: Oscar and Mary Wise. M ...

Jackson

Thomas Dale Murphy, 74, Milledgeville formerly of Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Thomas Dale Murphy, age 74, of Milledgeville, formerly of Pendergrass, who passed away on Friday, July 27, 2012. Mr. Murphy was born i ...

Other

Louise Marie Kalb Wurl, 93, Marietta, formerly of Sautee
A memorial service for Louise Marie Kalb Wurl, age 93, of Marietta, formerly of Sautee will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 12:30 PM from the St. Mark's Catholic Church ...

Stephens

Edith Cash Jameson, 67, Toccoa
Edith Cash Jameson, age 67, of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Born April 20, 1945 in Portsmouth VA, she was a daughter of the late J ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.