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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 26th, 2013

Dawson

Justin Disharoon, 25, Dawsonville
Justin Disharoon, 25, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday January 26, 2013. Mr. Disharoon was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. He attended Dawson County High School and was a ...
Robert J. "Bob" Galasso, 77, Dawsonville
Robert J. "Bob" Galasso, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday January 26, 2013 at Embracing Hospice following an extended illness. Born March 16, 1935 in Oyster Bay, N ...
W. Frank Morgan, Sr., 90, Dawsonville
W. Frank Morgan, Sr., 90, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday January 26, 2013 at Halcyon Hospice following an extended illness. Born April 23, 1922 in Dahlonega, Georgia to the la ...

Forsyth

Diane Marie (Frank) Steffen R.N., 69, died January 26, 2013 at Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cumming, GA following a 22 month battle with Pancreatic Cancer. She was born in Clevel ...
William H. Maurice, 84, Cumming
William H. Maurice, 84 of Cumming, GA died on January 26, 2013 at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Community. Born in Whitehall, NY he was the son of the late Wilfred and Rita Mauric ...

Hall

Carolyn Louise Reed Harris, 71, Gainesville
Mrs. Carolyn Louise Reed Harris, 71 of Gainesville died Saturday January 26, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. A lifelong resident of Hall Co ...
Trelle Reese Puckett, Gainesville
Trelle Reese Puckett, a lifelong resident of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away at her home on January 26, 2013. She died surrounded by her children after a courageous battle with ...
Wanda Kay Reece Jones, 57, Gainesville
Wanda Kay Reece Jones, age 57 of Gainesville, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013 at her residence following a sudden illness. Mrs. Jones was born May 3, 1955 in Commerce, GA to ...

Jackson

Dr. Claude Glenn Wilkes, 90, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Dr. Claude Glenn Wilkes, age 90, of Jefferson, who passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2013. Dr. Wilkes was born in Jackson County, GA, a ...

Lumpkin

Larry 'Bud' Stephens, 67, Murrayville
Mr. Larry "Bud" Stephens age 67, of Murrayville, GA, passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013.A lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, Bud was a wonderful child of God, loved ...

Rabun

Lawrence Franklin Shook, 89, of Clayton, Georgia went home to be with the Lord Saturday, January 26, 2013. He was born April 21, 1923 and was the son of Larnce Dillard Shook and De ...
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.