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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 28th, 2013

Dawson

Daisy Mae Evans, 94, Dawsonville
Daisy Mae Evans, age 94 of Dawson County, passed away on March 28, 2013. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. Daisy is preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Evans ...

Forsyth

Doris Aurena Akins, 88, of Cumming, GA died on March 27, 2013. Born in Marietta, GA, she was the daughter of Morris and Maude Groover. Her beloved husband, Herbert Akins and her ...

Gwinnett

Celia Brea Robles, 48, Duluth
Celia Brea Robles, age 48, of Duluth, GA passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013. She is survived by her children, Barbara Delmar Robles and Eric Gabriel Robles; parents, Pedro Brea a ...

Hall

Alice Bedell Dumas, Gainesville
Alice Bedell Dumas of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday March 28, 2013.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Little & Davenport Chapel ...
Bedell Clark Dumas, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Bedell Clark Dumas, 88, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013. She was a beloved wife, homemaker, and skilled seamstress. Born in Hall County on May 15, ...
Bonnie Denise Kimbrell Salazar, age 48 of Gainesville and formerly of Cornelia, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Medical Center.Born December 15, ...
Roger Hitchcock Smith, 66, Gainesville
Mr. Roger Hitchcock Smith, age 66, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
William E. Butler, 83, Gainesville
William E. Butler, age 83 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Mesun Hospice in Lawrenceville, following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled f ...

Jackson

Arthur W. "Rock" Portwood, age 58 of Hoschton, GA died Thursday, March 28, 2013 following a sudden illness. Mr. Portwood has been cremated and a memorial service will be ...

Rabun

Keith Tyra 'Ty' Queen, 60, Clayton
Keith Tyra "Ty" Queen, 60, of Clayton, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Mountain Lakes Medical Center. He was born in Rabun County and was the son of the ...
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.