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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 2nd, 2013

Dawson

Yvonne C. Melancon, 84, Dawsonville
Yvonne C. Melancon, 84, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Saturday March 2, 2013 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health. Born October 16, 1928 in New Orleans, LA ...

Forsyth

Mrs. Pauline (Polly) Harris Arrington age 92 was born on March 30, 1920. She was a resident of Forsyth County and a member of Salem Baptist Church on Hwy 306 in Forsyth Co. She is ...

Habersham

Services for Oscar John "O.J." Allen, Jr. age 70 of Demorest will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 3, 2013, from the Hill's Crossing Baptist Church with Rev. Walt ...

Hall

Anne Dobbins Puckett, 84, Buford
Mrs. Anne Dobbins Puckett, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Puckett; son, Ferrell Dobbins; and stepson, ...
James Waymon Brown, 45, Gainesville
Mr. James Waymon Brown age 45 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Saturday March 02, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial Services are sch ...
Charles Henry Johnson, 86, Gainesville
Charles Henry Johnson died at his home on Saturday, March 2, 2013 after an extended illness. Born in Siloam, Georgia, on December 12, 1926, Charlie was a well-known and beloved cit ...
Esther Louise Campbell, 96, Gainesville
Mrs. Esther Louise Roberts Campbell age 96 of Lula passed away on Saturday March 02, 2013 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services are ...
Gloria Cassity Stargel, 83, Gainesville
Gloria Cassity Stargel, 83, of Gainesville passed away Saturday March 2 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was born in Decatur, Georgia and lived a few years in Fitzgerald, ...
Howard P. Crane, 89, Braselton
Howard P. Crane age 89 of Braselton, Ga. died Saturday March 2, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Gainesville, Ga. and worked for Potter and Brunfield for many years, he was of ...
Lewis Henson, 64, Oakwood
Mr. Lewis Henson, age 64, of Oakwood passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Gold City Nursing Home, following a prolonged illness.Funeral Services will be 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March ...
Lorene B. Tatum, 86, Buford
Mrs. Lorene B. Tatum, age 86, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Tatum; daughter, Shirley Virginia Bailey; and pa ...
Patricia Cox Westbrook, 84, Gainesville
In Loving Memory of Patricia Cox Westbrook of Gainesville, GA Born: January 3, 1929 Died: March 1, 2013 Patricia is survived by her stepmother Frances Cox, sister Carole Hudgins, d ...

Jackson

Frankie Massey Holden, 71, Jefferson
Mrs. Frankie Massey Holden, age 71 of Jefferson died Saturday, March 02, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Holden was born in Jefferson to the late, Frank and Addie Griffin Massey. Mrs ...
Linda Joy Weathers, 60, Jefferson
LINDA JOY WEATHERS, age 60, of Jefferson, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Weathers was born on October 15, 195 ...

Lumpkin

Ann Cantrell Rainwater, 76, Dahlonega
Mrs. Ann Cantrell Rainwater, age 76, of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed way Saturday, March 2, 2013 after an extended illness.Ann was born November 3, 1936 in Helen, Georgia to the late ...

Stephens

Pauline Chapman Tench, 72, Toccoa
Pauline "Polly" Chapman Tench, age 72 of Toccoa, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at her residence following an extended illness. Per her r ...

White

Martha Turpen Pasternak, of Clarkston, Michigan, passed away on Sunday, February 03, 2013, at the age of 87. Born on July 22, 1925, she was a daughter of the late N.U. Turpen, Sr. ...
Melton Lavern Gibby, 83, Cleveland
Melton Lavern Gibby, age 83 of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, March 02, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Gibby was born June 1, 1929 in Greenville, SC to the late Calloway and Hazel Ad ...
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.