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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 30th, 2013

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Bernice O. Wallace, 81, Statham
Bernice O. Wallace, age 81, of Statham passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralh ...

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Mary Lee Butler, 79, Dawsonville
Mary Lee Butler, age 79 of Dawsonville, passed away on March 30, 2013. She was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Alpharetta. Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Bill ...

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David Allen Edge, 76, Gainesville
David Allen Edge, age 76, died on Saturday March 30, 2013 at his home in Gainesville, GA. Born September 18, 1936 in Sarasota, FL; the son of the late Allen Ernest Edge and Hattie ...
Gertrude Taylor Davis, 94, Buford
Mrs. Gertrude Taylor Davis, age 94, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2013. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bill Ramey; second husband, Ralph K. Davi ...
Kenneth Wayne Carter, 59, Gainesville
Kenneth Wayne Carter, M.D., age 59 of Gainesville, formerly of Gulf Breeze, FL and Marietta, GA, passed away on March 30, 2013. Kenneth graduated from Wheeler High School in Mariet ...

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Thomas 'Jack' Cooper, 81, Hoschton
Thomas "Jack" Jackson Cooper, age 81, of Hoschton passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013.Jack enjoyed driving tractors, trucks and cars. Receiving the mail was highlight t ...

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Hazel G. Adams, 91, Bowman
Mrs. Hazel G. Adams, 91, of Bowman, wife of the late Robert E. Adams, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013. Born in Dewy Rose, she was the daughter of the late James Clarence and ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.