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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 31st, 2012

Banks

Jessie D. Wade, 81, Homer
Jessie D. Wade, age 81 of Homer, passed away Friday, August 31, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Banks County on August 22, 1931, he was the son of the late Solmo ...

Forsyth

Nettie Louis Neisler, 87, Cumming
Nettie Louis Neisler, age 87, of Cumming, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2012. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and a resident of Tara Plantation. Nettie is precede ...

Gwinnett

Kenneth Wade "Kenny" Mason, 53, Lawrenceville
Mr. Kenneth Wade "Kenny" Mason, age 53, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, August 31, 2012. He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Alexander Mason; nie ...
Richard Leonard Barnes, 58, Lawrenceville
Richard Leonard Barnes, Jr, 58, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 31st, 2012.The family will be announcing a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at a later d ...

Habersham

Willie Melissa McCall Dixon, 88, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Willie Melissa McCall Dixon, age 88, of Clarkesville will be held on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Robin Martin ...

Hall

Bernice Carter Derrer, 81, Hoschton
Bernice Carter Derrer age 81 of Hoschton passed away Friday August 31, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Family will hold a private service at a later date. Mrs. Derrer wa ...

Jackson

Bonnie Nell Carroll, 77, Nicholson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Bonnie Nell Carroll, age 77, of Nicholson, GA, who passed away on Friday, August 31, 2012.Mrs. Carroll was a daughter of the late All ...
Gwendolyn Minish Johnson, 88, Jefferson
ans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Gwendolyn Minish Johnson, 88, of Jefferson, Georgia, who passed away on Friday, August 31, 2012.Mrs. Johnson was born in Madison County ...

Other

Emiliya Vinitskaya, 80, Roswell
Emiliya Vinitskaya, 80, of Roswell, Georgia passed away on Friday, August 31st, 2012. The family will be announcing a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at a later date.Arrangeme ...

Rabun

James A. Miller, 68, Clayton
James A. Miller, 68 ClaytonJames A. Miller, who was a kind, loving, gentle and devoted husband, father and papa, passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 peacefully in the arms of his b ...

White

Andrew "Andy" Dwight Almond, age 63 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Almond was born August 29, 1949 ...
Andrew Dwight Almond, 63, Cleveland
Andrew Dwight Almond, age 63, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, August 31, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.