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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 5th, 2012

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Nicolas Stephan Overbey, age 47, of Winder passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfun ...

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Margaret Anne Bottiglieri, 64, of Cumming, GA (and a long-time resident of Brooklawn, NJ) died on July 5, 2012. Born in Woodbury, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and J ...
Robert Randall Barron, 70, Cumming
Robert Randall Barron, age 70 of Cumming, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 10th at 2:00 p.m. at Brookwood Baptist Church with Rev. Do ...

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Juanita Harrison, 74, Gainesville
Ms. Juanita "Clairese" Harrison, age 74, of Gainesville, Georgia, died July 5, 2012, following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. A Cele ...
Raymond Spence, 80, Flowery Branch
Mr. Raymond Spence age 80 of Flowery Branch passed away on Thursday July 5, 2012. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial ...
Victora Childers, 87, Gainesville
Victoria (Robinson) Childers was born November 15, 1925 to the late Cassie Robinson Merit and D. Merit. She quietly departed this life on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at New Horizon Wes ...

Jackson

Mr. James Thomas "Redtop" Moore, age 74 of Nicholson died Thursday, July 5, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Moore was born in Nicholson to the late, Jessie James and Nettie S ...
Beatrice L. Pearre, 73, Nicholson
Mrs. Beatrice L. Pearre, age 73 of Nicholson died Thursday, July 5, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Pearre was born in Atlanta to the late, Henry F. and Bessie Clifton Lawhorn. She w ...
Frank Loggins, Jr., 84, Commerce
Mr. Frank Loggins, Jr. age 84 of Commerce died Thursday, July 5, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Loggins was born in Commerce to the late, Frank and Florene Adams Loggins. He was a m ...

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Victor Spence, 80, Monroe
Victor Spence, age 80 of Monroe, Georgia, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Embracing Hospice, Snellville, following an extended illness ...

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Timothy Lee Wade, 47, Cleveland
Mr. Timothy Lee Wade, age 47 of Cleveland, passed away July 5 at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer.Mr. Wade was born in Hall County on December 30, 1964. He w ...
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.