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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 15th, 2012

Forsyth

Helen McBrayer Pirkle, 60, Cumming
Helen McBrayer Pirkle, age 60 of Forsyth County, passed away. She was a member of Sawnee Mountain Church of God. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Willie Grace (Woo ...
Tom Cunningham, 70, Cumming
Tom Cunningham, age 70 of Forsyth County, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2012. Tom was a good business man and loved snow skiing and reading. He was a fun and loving father.Sur ...

Gwinnett

Ashley Duane Bradley, 44, Dacula
Ashley Duane Bradley, age 44, of Dacula, GA, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 15, 2012. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 3pm at Hamilton Mill Mem ...

Habersham

Jewell Jackson White, Sr., age 76 of Alto, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2012. Born in Banks County, GA on January 13, 1936, he was a son of the late John J. and Myra Phillips ...
Robert Lee Myrick, 53, Demorest
Robert Lee Myrick, age 53 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at Emory University Hospital. Born in Hamburg, Germany on August 04, 1959, he was the son of Mary Nel ...

Hall

Delia Irene Roberts Hamilton, 64, Gainesville
Delia Irene Roberts Hamilton, age 64 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday Morning, August 15, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Fu ...
John Stephen "Steve" Kemp, 64, Gainesville
John Stephen "Steve" Kemp, age 64 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Memorial se ...
Lonnie Williams, Jr., 83, Gainesville
Mr.Lonnie Williams, Jr. age 83 of Gainesville, died Wednesday August 15, 2012 at a private nursing home. Arrangements are incompleteand will be announced later by Little-Davenport ...

Jackson

Henry Grady O'Kelley, 91, Nicholson
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Henry Grady O'Kelley 91 of Nicholson who died Wednesday August 15, 2012. He was the son of the late Earl and Mary Berrong O'Kel ...
Jimmy Lee Perry, 66, Jefferson
Jimmy Lee Perry, age 66 of Jefferson, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Athens Regional Hospital following an extended illness.No services are scheduled at this time. ...

White

Jerry Ray Roberts, 66, Cleveland
Jerry Ray Roberts, age 66 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Roberts was born June 17, 1946 in Helen, GA to th ...
Jerry Roberts, 66, Cleveland
Jerry Ray Roberts, age 66 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, August 15 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Roberts was born June 17, 1946 in Helen, GA to the late ...
Timothy Aaron Bryson, 53, Cleveland
Timothy Aaron Bryson, age 53, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Bryson was born in Young Harris to the late Vester and Willie Elizabeth Bry ...
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.