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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 8th, 2012

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Richard John Vancil, 69, Hoschton
Richard John Vancil, age 69 of Hoschton, GA died suddenly on Saturday, July 7, 2012. A Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial G ...

Dawson

Cecil Galagina Summerour, 77, Dawsonville
Cecil Galagina Summerour, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday July 8, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Born April 6, 1935 to the late Homer and ...

Forsyth

Nellie Burdett, 85, Milton
Nellie Burdett, age 85, of Milton, passed away at her home, Sunday, July 08, 2012 surrounded by her family. Nellie is preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Eula Aaron. Sh ...

Gwinnett

Eddie Jerry Seigler, 45, Dacula
Eddie Jerry Seigler, Jr., age 45 of Dacula, GA died Sunday, July 8, 2012 following a battle with cancer. Mr. Seigler has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, ...
Kenny Mark Stowers, 47, Norcross
Kenny Mark Stowers, age 47 of Norcross, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at his sister's residence following an extended illness. Celebration of Life services ar ...

Habersham

Lewis C. "Louie" Estes, 74, Mt. Airy
Lewis Cason "Louie" Estes, age 74 of Mt. Airy, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012. Born in Flint, Michigan on October 9, 1937, he was a son of the late Lewis Cason and Luci ...

Hall

Peggy Bertie Rundles, 74, Gainesville
Peggy Bertie Rundles, age 74 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...

Jackson

Darrell William Graham, 55, Commerce
Darrell William Graham, age 55, of 67 Bowden St., Commerce, GA, died suddenly July 8, 2012. He was born on November 28, 1955, the son of Mary Emma Benton Suggs of Commerce and the ...

White

Joyce Holcomb, 79, Cleveland
Mrs. Joyce Odessa Holcomb, age 79 of Cleveland, passed away Sunday July 8, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Holcomb was born on September 9, 1932 in Cleveland to t ...
Linda Walls Canup, 68, Sautee-Nacoochee
Celebration of life services are scheduled for 2 PM Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from Barrett Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Linda Walls Canup, age 68, of Sautee-Nacoochee. The Rev. Mi ...
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.