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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 9th, 2012

Forsyth

LB Honea, 83, Cumming
LB Honea, age 83 of Cumming, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2012, after a period of declining health.Mr. Honea was a life-long resident of Forsyth County. He served his country i ...

Gwinnett

Tajay R. Hoppines, 18, Dacula
Tajay R. Hoppines, age 18 of Dacula, GA died Thursday, August 9, 2012 in a swimming accident. Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Hebron Baptist Ch ...

Hall

Ralph Andrew Pierce, 99, Murrayville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Ralph Andrew Pierce, age 99 of Murrayville. Mr. Pierce passed away Thursday, August 09, 2012 at his residence. Funera ...
Mary Lucile Nash, 80, Gainesville
Mary Lucile Nash age 80 of Gainesville passed away Thursday August 9. 1:00 PM Graveside Saturday, Aug. 18th, Alta Vista Cemetery.
Nancy Ann Maynard, 70, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00 A.M. Saturday August 11, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Nancy Ann Maynard age 70 of Gainesville. Major Jim Smith and ...
Nancy Ann Witherspoon, 46, Gainesville
Mrs. Nancy Ann Witherspoon, 46 of Gainesville died Thursday August 9, 2012 at her residence. Ms. Witherspoon was born in Hall County November 16, 1965. She was employed as a teach ...

Jackson

Amy Devonne Hudson, 32, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Amy Devonne Hudson, 32, of Commerce who passed away at her residence on Wednesday evening.Born in Riverdale, GA, she was the daughter of Vi ...

Other

William Roger Bennett, 72, Atlanta
William Roger Bennett, age 72 of Atlanta, Georgia, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2012 of cancer. Roger was born in Buford, Georgia to Luther and Winnie Bennett. He was a member o ...
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.