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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 23rd, 2013

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Ernest Ray Butler, 77, Hoschton
Mr. Ernest Ray Butler, age 77 of Hoschton, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013. He loved his family very much and loved to farm and to cook. He was survived by his loving wife of tw ...

Gwinnett

Ms. Wilma Diane Cook Watkins, age 59, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2013. She is survived by her children, Jarron Henderson, Gainesville, GA and Angela Cook, Buf ...

Habersham

Jessica Star Peaster, 23, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Jessica Star Peaster, age 23 of Clarkesville will be held on Friday, March 29, 2013 at 2:00 PM from the Oakey Mountain Baptist Church. Rev. Brion Williams and ...

Hall

Bonnie Lee Harrison, 80, Buford
Bonnie Lee Harrison, age 80, of Buford, Georgia (Hall County) passed away March 23, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. He is preceded in death by ...
Evelyn Ware Glasper, 67, Gainesville
Mrs. Evelyn Ware Glasper, 67 of Gainesville, Ga., passed away March 23, 2013. She is survived by Daughers; April Bonds and Sherrie (Henry) Nicely and Sons; Kevin (Laura) Bailey an ...
Opal A. Beard, 87, Buford
Mrs. Opal A. Beard, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-three years, Lefty Beard; and nephew, Steve Bea ...
Sara "Sally" Sullivan Boone of Buford, GA passed away peacefully March 23, 2013.She was preceded in death by her parents Sara Ellen Sullivan Davis and Harry Moseley Sulli ...

Jackson

Lois Thorne Love, 69, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Lois Thorne Love, age 69, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Mrs. Love was born in Leaf River, IL, a daught ...

Other

John Paul Phillips, Jr., 78, Riverdale
John Paul Phillips, Jr, 78 of Riverdale, GA passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the McDonald and Son Fune ...

Stephens

David Kenneth Segers, 55, Toccoa
David Kenneth Segers, age 55 of Toccoa, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Stephens County Hospital following a brief illness.Born March 24, 1957, in Toccoa, he was a son of ...
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.