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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 2nd, 2013

Forsyth

James A. Landis, 73, Cumming
James A. Landis, age 73 of Cumming, passed away, Wednesday, January 2, 2013. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was preceded in death by his son, Greg Landis. Surv ...
Lillian Ivey, 88, Cumming
Lillian Ivey, age 88 of Forsyth County, passed away, Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Lillian was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed life and was quite the ...

Gwinnett

Mary Etta Chapman Fowler, 90, Lawrenceville
Mary Etta Chapman Fowler, 90, of Lawrenceville, GA, born October 18, 1922 in Glencoe, Alabama, passed peacefully on January 2, 2013. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, January ...

Habersham

Lillie Drucilla Carter Bentley, age 95 of Cornelia, joined her Heavenly Father on January 2, 2013.Mrs. Bentley was born in Stephens County on January 23, 1917, and was the daughter ...

Hall

Annie Kemp Wheeler, 87, Murrayville
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2013 at St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery, Murrayville, Ga for Annie Kemp Wheeler, 87, of Tucson, AZ former ...
Harlan Perry Adkins, 89, Gainesville
Mr. Harlan Perry Adkins, age 89, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, January 02, 2013 at Summers Landing at Limestone.Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, Janu ...
Harland P. Adkins, 89, Gainesville
Mr. Harland P. Adkins, age 89, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Summer's Landing at Limestone. Complete arrangements to be announced by Memor ...
Jack Holland, 73, Oakwood
Jack Holland, age 73 of Oakwood, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, ...
Nancy Dulong, 78, Flowery Branch
Nancy Dulong, 78, of Flowery Branch passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Complete arrangements will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville H ...

Jackson

James Boyd Minish, 61, Nicholson
Mr. James Boyd Minish, age 61, of Nicholson, GA died Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Minish was born in Commerce to the Telford and Dartha Marti ...
Johnnie Mack McClung, 81, Commerce
Mr. Johnnie Mack McClung age 81 of Commerce died Wednesday, January 02, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. McClung was born in Beckley, WV to the late, Jack and Laura Mo ...

Lumpkin

Claud Lingerfelt, 97, Dahlonega
Mr. Claud Lingerfelt, age 97, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Wednesday January 2, 2013. After almost 98 years, our loving Daddy and Papa has gone to be with the Lord and to reunite ...
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.