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Local Obits for Thu. Dec 12th, 2013

Forsyth

James (Jimmy) Paul Barrentine, 65, of Cumming, GA passed away, surrounded by his loving family on December 12, 2013. Born in Jasper, AL he was the son of the late Archie and Jessi ...

Gwinnett

Richard William Harris III, age 67, of Dacula, GA passed away Thursday, December 12, 2013. He was born November 7, 1946, in Palatka, FL and graduated from Clay High School in Gree ...

Habersham

Lee Gailey, Jr., 66, Mt. Airy
Lee Gailey, Jr., age 66, of Mt. Airy, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2013 at his residence.Born on February 22, 1947 in Morgan County, Georgia, he was a son of the late Lee, Sr ...

Hall

Vernon Dean Freeman, 85, Gainesville
Mr. Vernon Dean Freeman age 85 of Gainesville passed away Thursday December 12, 2013. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Serv ...
Virginia Elouise Brewster, 78, Gainesville
Virginia Elouise Brewster, age 78 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral s ...

Lumpkin

John Edward Fowler, Jr, 80, Dahlonega
John Edward Fowler, Jr, 80 of Dahlonega, GA passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at North East Georgia Medical Center with his family. He was a veteran, having served in the ...
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.