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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 27th, 2013

Banks

Lois Michelle McClure, 44, Maysville
Ms. Lois Michelle McClure, age 44, of Maysville, GA died Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. McClure was born in Ft. Worth, TX to Lydia Melissa D ...

Habersham

Betty Jane Ivie Barnette, 80, Demorest
BETTY JANE IVIE BARNETTE, age 80, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Mrs. Barnette was born in Habersham County, Georgia, on June 1, 1932, to the la ...
George (Reynolds) Holcomb, age 83, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on February 27, 2013, at a local area hospital following a three year period of declining health. Mr. Holcomb wa ...

Hall

Aubrey Lynn White 8/30/1959-2/27/2013 A life well lived. There will be a celebration of life held at New Holland Baptist Church at 7 Quarry Street Gainesville GA 30501 on Saturday ...
Clara Buell "Mimi" Pirkle, age 93 of Lula, a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at The Oaks at Limestone following an exten ...
George W. Hale, 84, Gainesville
George W. Hale, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Halcyon Hospice House following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...

Jackson

Dorothy F. Miller, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Dorothy F. Miller, 82, of Jefferson, Ga., who passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013.Mrs. Miller was born in Rochester, New York, a ...
Elbert Stanley Best, 68, Braselton
Elbert Stanley Best, age 68, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Stan was in the milk business for over 30 years, he retired from Quality Food and was a Free M ...
Stan Elbert Best, 68, Braselton
Stan Elbert Best, age 68, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Highway 53, Hoschton, Ga. 30548 ...

Lumpkin

Y.D. Abercrombie, 77, Dahlonega
Mr. Y.D. Abercrombie, age 77, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013.Y.D. was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County where he spent his life as a poultry farmer. ...

Other

Jack C. Williams, 77, Paintsville, Kentucky
Jack C. Williams, of Paintsville, KY, age 77, passed away on February 27, 2013. He is preceded in death by his wife, Melba J. Williams.Survivors include his children, Jackie Willia ...

White

William Chester (Billy) Helton, age 71 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at his residence.Mr. Helton was born January 18, 1942 in Wheeling, WV to the late Jame ...
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.