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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 11th, 2012

Hall

Dora Lynn Rogers, 83, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Dora Lynn Rogers, age 83, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. She was preceded in death by her sons, Ricky Martin and James Michael Martin; pare ...
Dorothy Mae Moon Turner Harrison known to most as "DOT" was born in Washington DC on July 19, 1932 to the late Essie Jones and Clarence Moon. As an infant she moved to G ...
Virginia Dare Reed, 77, Oakwood
Virginia Dare Reed, age 77 of Oakwood, passed away on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ...

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Benjamin Ottis Cato, Jr., 65, Marietta
Benjamin Ottis Cato, Jr., passed away on Tuesday 9-11-2012 in Marietta, he was 65. He grew up in Hall County but lived for years in Marietta. He did maintenance work . He attended ...
Carol Anne Morton, 53, Augusta
Carol Anne Morton, 53, of Augusta, Ga. went to be with the Lord on Sept. 07, 2012 after a brief illness. She accepted Christ at an early age at First Baptist Church, Decatur, GA. S ...

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Donna Shiver, 56, Helen
Donna DiGiorgio Shiver age 56 daughter of Julia and Edward DiGiorgio of Helen, GA passed away Tuesday September 11, 2012 after an extended illness. Mrs. Shiver is survived by daugh ...
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.