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Local Obits for Sat. Aug 11th, 2012

Forsyth

Donald Henry McGuinness, 57, of Cumming, GA died on August 11, 2012. Born in Englewood, NJ he was the son of the late Harold and Florence McGuinness.Don grew up in Ft. Lee, NJ and ...
James Edward Kauke, 76, Cumming
James Edward Kauke, 76, of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012 at Emory Midtown Hospital, Atlanta, GA. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 17, 2012 fro ...

Habersham

Joseph Monroe "Joe" Fry, 58, Demorest
JOSEPH MONROE "JOE" FRY, age 58, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2012, following an extended illness. Mr. Fry was born in Demorest, Georgia on M ...
Lois Rogers Martin, 86, Cornelia
LOIS ROGERS MARTIN, AGE 86, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2012, following a sudden illness. Mrs. Martin was born in Rabun County, on May 1, 1926, to the l ...

Hall

Edith Mae Passmore Anthony, NA, Gainesville
Ms. Edith Mae Passmore Anthony passed away on Saturday August 11, 2012 at her residence. Memorial services are incomplete at this time and will be announced later. Little & Dav ...
JC Weldon, 91, Gainesville
Mr. JC Weldon was born on December 23, 1920 to the late Perlie and JD Weldon. He went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 11, 2012 with his wife by his bedside. JC was o ...
Lillie Mae Brown Harris, 92, Flowery Branch
Lillie Mae Brown Harris, age 92 of Flowery Branch, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday ...

Other

Adam Joshua Manders, 35, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home, Madison County Chapel in Danielsville, announces memorial services for Adam Joshua Manders, 35, of Danielsville who passed away in Athens on Saturday. Born in At ...
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.