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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 5th, 2013

Banks

Bessie Mae Martin Dooley, age 89, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at a local care facility. Mrs. Dooley was born on October 29, 1923, in Banks County, ...

Barrow

Zachary Wayne Thoming, 57, Winder
Mr. Zachary Wayne Thoming, age 57, of Winder, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.He was survived by his wife, Patricia Thoming; daughter, Crystal Fredrickson; sons, Eddie ...

Forsyth

Ben C. Smith, 80, Cumming
Ben C. Smith, 80 of Cumming Ga. passed away Tuesday February 5 at his home with family.Ben was born in 1932 to Paul Kimbrell and Ray Smith and raised in Ruston, LA. He played footb ...
James Francis King, Jr, 79, Cumming
James Francis King, Jr., of Cumming, GA, age 79, passed away on February 5, 2013. Jim was a great father and father-in-law and a true gentleman. He had a fantastic sense of humor a ...

Habersham

Hugh E. Whitner, 78, Clarkesville
Hugh E. Whitner, age 78 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, February 05, 2013, at Habersham County Medical Center. Born in Franklin, North Carolina on October 26, 1934, he was a ...

Hall

Gordon L. Alexander, Jr.,, 72, Gainesville
Gordon Lee Alexander, Jr. passed away Tuesday February 5th, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. A memorial service will be held Friday, February 8t ...
Hugh Lewis Dorsey, 96, Gainesville
Hugh Lewis Dorsey, age 96 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at New Horizons Lanier Park following a brief illness.Memorial services are scheduled for Friday, Fe ...
James B. Patrick, 90, Flowery Branch
Mr. James B. Patrick, age 90, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, February 05, 2013 at Willowwood Nursing Center following an extended illness. Memorial Services will be 11:30 a ...
Jonathan Michael Fanale, 33, Gainesville
Jonathan Michael Fanale, age 33 of Gainesville, died Tuesday February 5, 2013 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.He was born in Winchester, MA and was a firefighter paramedic ...
William Henry (Bill) Latty, 72, Gillsville
Mr. William Henry (Bill) Latty age 72 of Gillsville, Ga. Died suddenly Tuesday February 5, 2013 at his residence.Services are planned for 2 PM Sunday February 10, 2013 at the Littl ...

Other

Doris Wofford Armenaki, 89, Greensboro, North Carolina
Doris Wofford Armenaki, age 89, of Greensboro, North Carolina passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. Memorial graveside services will be held in the spring of 2013, at Yonah Mem ...

White

Benny G. Allison, 70, Cleveland
Benny G. Allison age 70 of Cleveland passed away Tuesday February 5, 2013 at Habersham Medical Center.Mr. Allison was born in White County the son of the late Marvin Lee and Lora B ...
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.