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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 30th, 2012

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Fairst Spicer, 66, Winder
Fairst Dafene Spicer, age 66, of Winder passed away Monday, July 30, 2012. Fairst loved t.v. shows and her family. She is survived by her sons Ricky Webb of Atlanta and Jason Sp ...

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Denise Clark Gravitt, 58, Cumming
Denise Clark Gravitt, age 58, of Cumming, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012. She was a member of Freedom Tabernacle. She was a loving wife, mother and sister. Denise is preceded ...

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Addie Patricia Tomlin, 77, Cornelia
Mrs. Addie Patricia Tomlin, age 77 of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Monday, July 30, 2012.Born in Jackson County, Georgia on March 02, 1935, Mrs. Tomlin was a daughter of the la ...

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Lorraine J. Slusher, 95, Gainesville
Mrs. Lorraine J. Slusher, 95 of Gainesville died Monday July 30, 2012 at Bell-Minor Nursing Home. Born in Olive Hill, Kentucky, Mrs. Slusher had lived in Hall County for the past 2 ...
Margaret Coffee Smith, 93, Gainesville
Mrs. Margaret Coffee Smith age 93 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Monday July 30, 2012 at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living Home following an extended illness. Funeral ser ...

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Clara Lutz, 79, Cleveland
Clara Webb Lutz, age 79 Cleveland, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Lutz was born September 8, 1932 in Oconee, SC to the late ...
David J. Nix, 43, Cleveland
David J. Nix, 43, of Cleveland, Georgia died July 30, 2012. Memorial services will be held Friday August 3, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Wards Funeral Home, Gainesville, Georgi ...
David T.S. Jenkinson, 67, Sautee
David T.S. Jenkinson, age 67 of Sautee, passed away Monday, July 30, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Jenkinson was born January 6, 1945 in Manning, SC to th ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
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.