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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 14th, 2013

Forsyth

Pierce H. Corn, 85, Cumming
Pierce H. Corn, age 85 of Cumming, GA passed away on April 14, 2013. Pierce was a founding member of Grace Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Joyce Corn Rober ...

Gwinnett

Clair Y. Brooks, 87, Buford
Mrs. Clair Y. Brooks, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013. She is survived by her husband of thirty-seven years, Leajar A. Brooks, Buford, GA; children, Cla ...
Wanda Brannon Bannister, age 62, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Bannister. She is survived by her children, M ...

Hall

Mr. J. Norman Moore, Sr., passed away Sunday morning April 14th. His body succumbed to cancer, but his spirit has been victoriously united with God. Born in 1928 as a child of th ...

Other

David Philip Ketchum, 59, Danielsville
Mr. David Philip Ketchum, age 59 of Danielsville died Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Emory University Hospital. Mr. Ketchum was born in Atlanta to the late, Jeanette Gurvich Ketchum. ...
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.