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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 14th, 2012

Forsyth

Celia Joan Ponder, 57, Cumming
Celia Joan Ponder, 57, of Cumming, GA passed away Friday, September 14, 2012. Born in Atlanta, GA she is predeceased by her mother, Jo Dickinson; and her sister, Cheryl Stoyer.Celi ...
Mary Grace Brookshire, 70, Cumming
Mary Grace Brookshire, age 70 and a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and sewing. She was preceded in deat ...
Willis Ruell Bettis, 88, Cumming
Willis Ruell Bettis, age 88, of Cumming passed away Friday September 14th, 2012 with his family at his side. Born March 1, 1924 to the late C. Roy Bettis and Lillie Mae Bryant Bett ...

Gwinnett

Mr. Herbert Joseph Werner Mohaupt, age 69, of Suwanee, GA, formerly of Brooklyn, NY passed away Friday, September 14, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, August Louis Mo ...
Rickey M. Wood, 54, Buford
Mr. Rickey M. Wood, age 54, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, September 13, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kay Evans; father, Melvin Wood; sister Roxie Hubbard; and ...

Hall

Garnett "G.C." Clifton Campbell Jr., age 84 of Clermont, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Mr. Camp ...
Homer L. Kidd, 81, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00p.m. Monday September 17, 2012 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Homer L. Kidd age 81 of Gainesville. The Rev. Caury Barnett and ...

Jackson

Mr. Grover Jackson "Jackie" Whitfield, age 58 of Commerce died Friday, September 14, 2012 at his residence. Mr. Whitfield was born in Commerce to Marian Dunson Whitfield ...
Ronald Auther Cox Jr., 43, Hoschton
Mr. Ronald Auther Cox Jr. age 43, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012. He was survived by his sons, Brandon Cox , Austin Cox , Brian Cox and Dustin Cox all of Milledgeville Ga. ...
Vincent M. Alfi, 66, Braselton (formerly of Brooklyn NY)
The world is a bit darker place for the loss of Vincent M Alfi, who has been a beacon of love and life for so many in his too short time here. He will be missed more than we can ev ...

Other

Arthur Edson Merriman, 73, Sandy Springs
Arthur Edson Merriman of Sandy Springs, GA. passed away Friday, September 14, 2012. Born in Waterbury, Conn. to Warren and Doris Merriman. Graduate of Georgetown University, Schoo ...
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.