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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 1st, 2013

Gwinnett

Lucas William Burris, 29, Buford
Lucas William Burris, age 29, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, February 1, 2013. He is survived by his mother and step father, Jeanie and Todd Wilson, Buford, GA, father and step ...
Capt. Luther Franklin "Mac" McKelvey, Jr, Gwinnett County Police Dept. (Ret.), age 71, of Buford, GA, died on Friday, February 1, 2013 following an extended illness. Fune ...

Hall

Charles H. Roland, 65, Buford
Mr. Charles H. Roland, age 65, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, February 1, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Carl and Lucy Jane Roland; sisters, Burma Finch ...
Herbert Alvin Phillips, 77, Gainesville
Mr. Herbert Alvin Phillips age 77 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Friday February 01, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...

Jackson

Mrs. Judith Elaine Harrison Trail, age 72, of Hoschton passed away Friday, February 1, 2013. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2013 from the Chapel of Mem ...

Other

Mrs. Bente Rigmor Anderson Newirth, age 76, of Tucker, GA, passed away Friday, February 1, 2013.She was born in Denmark June 11, 1936. She had lived in Tucker, GA for the past 30 y ...

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Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Bonnie Gertrude Postell of Cleveland. Mrs. Postell passed away Friday, February 1, 2013. Funeral services are scedul ...
Bruce Victor Laut, 81, Cleveland
Bruce Victor Laut, age 81 of Cleveland, passed on Friday, February 1, 2013, at his residence. Born in Deerborn, Michigan on August 7, 1931, he was the son of the late Victor James ...
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.