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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 3rd, 2012

Forsyth

William H. "Bill" Kling, age 82, of Cumming, formerly of Gary IN, passed away Friday, August 3, 2012. Bill served in the Air Force for 7 years rising to the rank of Staff ...

Hall

Kenneth Ludwig Walley age 57 of Lula passed away Thursday at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Walley was born in Richton, Mississippi to the late William Kellon and ...
Sandy Lane Hoffman, 53, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Maranatha Baptist Church for Mrs. Sandy Lane Hoffman, 53, of Gainesville. Rev. Rod Bell will officiate. The fam ...
Virginia Hulsey Smallwood, 76, Gainesville
Virginia Hulsey Smallwood, 76, of Gainesville passed away Aug. 3. Virginia is preceded in death by her husband, N.A. Smallwood and her two sons Ricky and Terry Daughtery. She love ...

Jackson

John Henry Kesler, 87, Nicholson
Mr. John Henry Kesler, age 87, of Nicholson died Aug. 3 at his residence. Mr. Kesler was born in Jackson County to the late Thomas Martin and Emma Lou Perry Kesler. He was a member ...

White

Kenneth Chapman Wade, 73, Cleveland
Kenneth Chapman Wade, age 73 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, August 3, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Wade was born August 8, 1938 in Cleveland to Hubert and Cora ...
Thomas S Mclean, 61, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home announces the death of Thomas S Mclean Age 61 of Cleveland.Mr. Mclean passed away August 3, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.Arrangements ar ...
Thomas Sopwith McLean Jr., 60, past-president of Cleveland Kiwanis Club and former Financial Director for White County Schools passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, following a spirite ...
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.