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Local Obits for Sun. Sep 23rd, 2012

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William Bruce Rooks, 55, Auburn
William Bruce Rooks, age 55, of Auburn passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, ...

Gwinnett

Judith M. Jankauskas, 61, Dacula
Mrs. Judith M. Jankauskas, age 61, of Dacula, GA passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012.She is survived by her husband, Joseph Jankauskas; son, Justin Jankauskas; daughter in law, ...

Habersham

Elbert Bradford Greemon, 98, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Mr. Elbert Bradford Greemon, age 98, of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Anthony ...

Hall

Arthur Weisenbacher, 99, Gainesville
Mr. Arthur Weisenbacher, age 99, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are ...
Louella Wagoner, 75, Gainesville
Louella Wagoner, age 75 of Gainesville, GA, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012. Louella's passion in life was cooking for her family and friends and tending to her flower ...
Ralph Edwin Hope, 91, Gainesville
Mr. Ralph Edwin Hope, 91, of Dawsonville Highway, Gainesville, GA passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012 after an extended illness. Mr. Hope was born March 12, 1921 in Forsyth C ...

Other

Mary Ellen Savage Thompson, 87, Loganville
Mrs. Mary Ellen Savage Thompson, age 87, of Loganville, GA passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Warren Thompson. She is survived ...
Mrs. Rebecca A. "Becky" Johnson, age 88, passed away at her home in Marietta, Georgia on Sunday, September 23, 2012 following a brief illness.A memorial service will be h ...

Stephens

Teddy Lamar Mashburn, 60, Toccoa
Mr. Teddy Lamar Mashburn, age 60, of Toccoa, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012 at his home.Born February 10, 1952 in Alpharetta, GA, he was a son of the late Willie and Sarah ...

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Katie Wynelle Peters, 68, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Katie Wynelle Peters age 68 of Cleveland. Mrs. Peters passed away Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Me ...
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.