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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 28th, 2012

Dawson

Ruby Bolton Watts, 82, Dawsonville
Ruby Bolton Watts, 82, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday August 28, 2012 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness.Born May 24, 1930 in Lumpkin County to the late Ja ...

Forsyth

Ronald Jude Gros, 69, Cumming
Ronald Jude Gros, 69, of Cumming, GA died on August 28, 2012.A private family service will be held at a later date.Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.mcdonaldandson.com.Ar ...

Habersham

Hayven J.C. Beckett, 7 m, Cornelia
Hayven J.C. Beckett, 7 month old son of Dustin Beckett and Ashlyn Miller of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2012. Hayven was born in Hall County on January 29, 2012. He ...

Hall

J. C. Moore, 89, Gainesville, formerly of Toccoa
Mr. J. C. Moore, age 89, of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Toccoa, passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at his home.Born November 24, 1922 in Stephens County, he was a son of the lat ...
Vera Juanita Neidenbach, 84, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Vera Juanita Neidenbach, 84, of Gainesville passed away August 28, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sat ...
Bill Cleve Little, 77, Gainesville
Mr. Bill Cleve Little, 77 of Gainesville died Tuesday August 28, 2012 at the Oaks at Limestone. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Little was the son of the late Loyd W. and C ...
Carolyn Judy Garmon McDaniel, 63, Gainesville
Carolyn Judy Garmon McDaniel, age 63 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following an extended illness. Fun ...
Lillian J. Turner, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Lillian (Jones) Turner, age 80, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Friday, ...
Vivian Lynette Fowler, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Vivian Lynette Fowler, age 80, of Gainesville passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at her residence, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday ...

Jackson

Mardell Green Nix, 87, Jefferson
Ms. Mardell Green Nix, age 87, of Jefferson, GA passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2012. She was preceded in death by her daughters, Sandra Nix and Brenda Nix; and son Tommy Nix. Sh ...

Lumpkin

Tommy Fouts, 55, Dahlonega
Tommy Fouts, age 55, of Dahlonega, GA, died Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Tommy was born in Cumming, GA April 24, 1957. He wa ...
Willie Mae WIlbanks, 54, Dahlonega
Mrs. Willie Mae Wilbanks, age 54, of Dahlonega, died Aug. 28 at her home following an extended illness.Mrs. Wilbanks was born in Cobb County, July 28, 1958. She had lived in Lumpki ...
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.