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Local Obits for Sat. Sep 8th, 2012

Forsyth

Marimar Alvarez, 17, Cumming
Marimar Alvarez, age 17 of Cumming, GA, passed away Saturday, September 8, 2012. She was a senior at Forsyth Central High School where she was the president of the International Cl ...

Hall

Evelyn C. Naff, 94, Gainesville
Evelyn Chambers Naff, formerly of Birmingham, AL, passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on Saturday morning, September 8th, 2012 at her residence at Lanier Village in Gainesville ...
Juanita Mae (Rogers) Deere, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Juanita Mae (Rogers) Deere, age 80, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, September 08, 2012 following an extended illness.A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a ...
Nancy Panter Coyne, 62, Gainesville
Nancy Panter Coyne, 62 of Gainesville died Saturday September 8, 2012 at her residence. Born in Gainesville, Ga. July 23, 1950, Nancy was the daughter of the late Robert Harmon, Jr ...
Raymond Evans, 70, died peacefully in his sleep Saturday morning, September 8th, after an extended illness from diabetes & Alzheimer's. He was the son of the late Daniel ...

Jackson

Rachel Louise Massey, 81, Jefferson
Mrs. Rachel Louise Massey, age 81, of Jefferson, GA died Saturday, September 08, 2012 at her residence. Mrs. Massey was born in Commerce to the late Diamond Trough and Mary Hester ...
Ray Elbert Banks, 73, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Rev. Ray Elbert Banks, age 73, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2012.Rev. Banks was born in Jackson County, a son t ...

Lumpkin

Robert Gordon Hester, 66, Dahlonega
Robert Gordon Hester, age 66 of Dahlonega, passed away Saturday September 8, 2012 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. Mr. Hester was born May 7, 1946 in Lumpkin County to the late Gom ...
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.