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Local Obits for Sun. Sep 16th, 2012

Gwinnett

John "Jack" Kubiak, 73, Buford
Mr. John "Jack" Kubiak, age 73 of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, September 16, 2012. He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Nancy Graves Kubiak, Buford, GA; da ...

Habersham

Robert Alvin Owen, 99, Mt. Airy
Funeral services for Mr. Robert Alvin Owen, age 99, of Mt. Airy, will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM from the Clarkesville United Methodist Church. Rev. Jan D ...

Hall

Carolyn Reed Winters, 78, Oakwood
Carolyn Reed Winters, 78, of Oakwood passed away Sunday September 16, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an brief illness. Graveside services will be held Tuesday S ...
Fred Coleman O'Shields Jr.,, 86, Flowery Branch
Mr. Fred Coleman O'Shields Jr., age 86, of Flowery Branch, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Wedne ...
Mrs. Geraldine Carrie (Harris) Poole, age 85, of Lula, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2012 at her residence.Funeral services are scheduled for 4:00 pm Tuesday, Septembe ...
Johnny Oliver Bolding, 60, Fayetteville, NC (Formerly of Hall County)
Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Wednesday September 19, 2012 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Johnny Oliver Bolding, 60, of Fayetteville,NC formerly of Hall County . Rev. Bil ...
Waverly "Wig" Parris, 87, Flowery Branch
Mr. Waverly "Wig" Parris, age 87, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away Sunday, September 16, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-one years, Nancy Adams Parr ...

Jackson

Maxine Mae Awtry, 81, Commerce
Mrs. Maxine Mae Awtry, age 81 of Commerce died Sunday, September 16, 2012 at Wilbanks Country Living Personal Care Home. Mrs. Awtry was born in Green Castle, PA to the late, Glen ...
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.