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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 16th, 2013

Banks

Horace F. Carlan, 77, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Horace F. Carlan 77 of Homer who died Feb. 16,2013. Survivors include a sister Linda Hanley of Ila, Ga. and several nieces and nephews.Fun ...

Forsyth

Nancy Sue Wolfe Spence, 71, Cumming
Nancy Sue Wolfe Spence, 71, of Cumming, Georgia, died February 16, 2013 with her family and friends by her side. Nancy, born in Cumming, Georgia was a devoted wife of 52 years, mot ...

Gwinnett

Nancy Ellen Simmons, 96, Buford
Mrs. Nancy Ellen Simmons, age 96, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Hoyt Simmons; son-in-law, Morg ...

Habersham

Valerie Lathan Galloway, 74, Mt. Airy
Valerie Lathan Galloway, age 74 of Mt. Airy, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013, at her residence.Born in Habersham County on June 29, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Daw ...

Jackson

Estelle Irvin Abernathy, 92, Jefferson
Estelle Irvin Abernathy, 92, of Melvin Phillips Rd Jefferson GA passed away Saturday February 16, 2013 at Willow Wood Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services w ...
Mary Ellen Sorrow, 84, Nicholson
Mrs. Mary Ellen Sorrow, age 84 of Nicholson died Saturday, February 16, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Sorrow was born in Nicholson to the late, Otha and Ruby Crawford Archer. Mrs. ...
Mary Frances Snelling Bowlan of Commerce died February 16, 2013. Mrs. Bowlan was born July 24, 1929 in Wilkes County, Georgia. She was the youngest of seven children of Edwin Dav ...

Lumpkin

Jocelyn Cochran Kendall, 75, Dahlonega
Jocelyn Cochran Kendall, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at her residence.Jocelyn is the daughter of the late O.L. and Elizabeth Cochran. She ...

White

Sebrena Jean Grizzle, 44, Armuchee, GA, formerly of Dahlonega
Sebrena Jean Grizzle, age 44, of Armuchee, GA, formerly of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome, GA.Mrs. Grizzle was pr ...
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.