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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 8th, 2012

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Terry Eugene Lee, 52, Winder
Terry Eugene Lee, age 52, of Winder passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012. Terry is survived by his daughter Terri Caroline Christian of Conyers; sisters Johnnie Lynn Lee of Winde ...

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Linda Williams, 64, Dawsonville
Linda Williams, 64, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday August 8, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.Born August 26, 1947 in Cambridge, MA to the late Cecil and A ...

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Charles Francis Cross, 73, Baldwin
Charles Francis Cross, age 73, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, August 08, 2012. Mr. Cross was born in Middlesex County, New Brunswick, New Jer ...
Gladys Gilbert Newell, 98, Cornelia
Glayds Gilbert Newell, age 98, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, August 08, 2012. Mrs. Newell was born in Jefferson County, Illinois on August 8, 1914; she was the dau ...
Patricia Molnar, 72, Clarkesville
PATRICIA MOLNAR, age 72, Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, August 08, 2012. A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at Grace Calvary ...

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Eddie Thomas, 68, Gainesville
Eddie Thomas , age 68 of Gainesville died suddenly Wednesday August 8, 2012 while in Panama City, Florida. Funeral service is scheduled for 2 PM Sunday August 12, 2012 at the Littl ...
Geraldine Frances Black, age 67 of Lula, passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Memorial services are scheduled f ...
Mary Lucile Nash, 80, Gainesville
Mary Lucile Nash age 80 of Gainesville passed away Thursday August 8, 2012. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

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Emma Nell Nunn Spratlin, 93, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Emma Nell Nunn Spratlin, age 93 of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012. Mrs. Spratlin was the daughter of t ...
Hoyt Darren Whitley, 37, Braselton
Mr. Hoyt Darren Whitley, age 37, of Braselton passed away August 8, 2012 in Jackson County.Mr. Whitley was born January 7, 1975 in Athens to the late Hoyt Whitley and Diane Porterf ...

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Billy C. Gilreath, 81, Albany, CA
Billy C. Gilreath, 81, of Albany, California passed away Wednesday August 8, 2012 at Summit Hospital in Oakland, CA following a short illness.Mr. Gilreath was born June 18, 1931 in ...
Robert Earl Burke, 85, Kennesaw
Mr. Robert Earl Burke, age 85, of Kennesaw, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, August 08, 2012 at The Oaks at Limestone in Gainesville, Georgia.Funeral services are scheduled for 11:0 ...
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.