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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 7th, 2012

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Kevin Wayne Childers, 45, Winder
Kevin Wayne Childers, age 45, of Winder passed away Monday, September 3, 2012. A memorial service will be held 11:00 am Friday, September 7, 2012 at Galilee Christian Church with ...

Dawson

Grace Smith Abernathy, 79, Dawsonville
Grace Smith Abernathy, 79, of Dawsonville passed away Friday September 7, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.Born October 31, 1932 in Lumpkin County to the late Od ...

Forsyth

Marion Elizabeth Webb, 75, Cumming
Marion Elizabeth Webb, age 75, of Cumming, passed away Friday, September 7, 2012. She is preceded in death by her parents, William Everett and Cassie Webb.She is survived by her si ...

Habersham

Mildred Purcell Hill, 89, Hendersonville, NC- formerly of Cornelia
Mildred Purcell Hill formerly of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2012, after an extended illness. Mildred grew up in Banks County, Georgia. She was one of ...

Lumpkin

William Louis Wilcheck, 83, Dahlonega
Mr. William Louis Wilcheck, age 83, of Dahlonega, GA, died Friday, September 7, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Mr. Wilcheck was a native of Columbus, G ...

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Bonnie Lou Dean, 82, Cleveland
Bonnie Lou Dean, age 82 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, September 07, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Ms. Dean was born December 12, 1929 in White County to ...
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.