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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 16th, 2013

Dawson

Edna Gazaway, 81, Dawsonville
Edna Gazaway, 81, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday March 16, 2013. Born August 1, 1931 to the late Grady and Lizzie Tatum, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. Edna wa ...

Forsyth

Aurelia Varajai, 69, Cumming
Aurelia Varajai, of Cumming, GA, age 69, passed away on her birthday, March 16, 2013 with her family at her side. She was a devoted wife of over 46 years and a wonderful mother, gr ...
Georgia Denise Spencer, 48, Cumming
Georgia Denise Spencer, age 48 of Cumming, passed away on March 16, 2013. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.Survivors include her husband, Jeff Spencer of Cumming; children, ...
Lillie Jean Cagle, 88, Cumming
Lillie Jean Cagle, age 88 of Cumming, passed away on March 16, 2013. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and part of the ladies Sunday School Class. She was a devoted wi ...
Peter Ian Roberts, 17, Cumming
Peter Ian Roberts, age 17, died Saturday morning March 16, 2013 in a fatal car accident. He is survived by his parents, Tim and Karen Roberts; brother, Patrick, and sisters; Hannah ...

Gwinnett

Jacqueline Grant, 52, Buford
Jacqueline Grant, age 52, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Lanique Smalls, Buford, GA; sisters and brother-in-law, Wanda Gran ...
Pearlie Mae Young, 85, Buford
Mrs. Pearlie Mae Young, age 85, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Young. She is survived by her children, Cha ...

Habersham

Candace Olivia Maxwell Northrup, age 34, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at her residence following an extended illness. Candace was born on October ...
Donald Everett Gunn, 84, Mt. Airy
Donald E. Gunn, age 84, of Mount Airy, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2013. Mr. Gunn was born on September 25, 1928, in Habersham County, to the late Everett and Viole ...
Henson Burnett Reeder, Sr., age 84 of Baldwin, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, at his residence. Born in Oneco, Florida on October 21, 1928, he was the son of the late Ralph He ...

Hall

Beverly Jean Almond, 77, Gainesville
Beverly Jean Almond, 77, of Gainesville passed away Saturday March 16, 2013 at her residence following a extended illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday March 19, 2013 at 1 ...
Gerald Kesler, 60, Gainesville
Gerald Franklin Kesler,60, of Gainesville Ga., passed away March 16, 2013. Memorial Servies are planned for Friday March 22, 2013 at 11am at the First Baptist Church Gainesville, ...

Jackson

William Howard Pollock, 60, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William Howard Pollock, age 60 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Saturday, March 16, 2013. Mr. Pollock was born in Pelham, ...
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.