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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 27th, 2012

Barrow

Mrs. Althea Chavez Griffiths, age 62, of Auburn, GA passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012. She is survived by her husband of forty-five years, Robert L. Griffiths, Auburn, GA; ...

Gwinnett

Derrick T. Bradley, 21, Lawrenceville
Derrick T. Bradley, age 21 of Lawrenceville, GA died Thursday, September, 27, 2012. Funeral service will be held Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 1:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chap ...
Dorothy Allene Hochgertle, 88, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Dorothy Allene Hochgertle - 'Dot'
Ruben Eduardo Orduna, 75, Sugar Hill
Mr. Ruben Eduardo Orduna, age 75, of Sugar Hill passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Emory University Hospital, following an extended illness.A private Memorial Service will ...

Hall

Gloria B. Sorrells, 60, Murrayville
Gloria B. Sorrells age 60 of Murrayville passed away on Thursday September 27, 2012 at her daughter's residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled f ...
Peggy Sue Love, 69, Gainesville
Mrs. Peggy Sue Love, age 69, of Gainesville passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following a sudden illness.Funeral Services will be 2:00 p ...
Steven Allen Skinner, 46, Oakwood
Steven Allen Skinner, 46, of Oakwood passed away Thursday September 27, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial services will ...

Jackson

Marty Troy Holcombe, 31, Jefferson
Marty Troy Holcombe, age 31, of Jefferson passed away Thursday, September 27, 2012.Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.laws ...

Lumpkin

Verna Truelove Rogers, 51, Dahlonega
Verna Truelove Rogers, age 51, of Dahlonega, GA, died Thursday, September 27, 2012, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Verna was a lifelong resident of Lump ...
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.