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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 21st, 2013

Habersham

Margie Nell Elrod Morris, 81, Cornelia
Margie Nell Elrod Morris, age 81 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Habersham Medical Center.Born on March 06, 1932 in Habersham County, she was the daughter of th ...
Michael "Larry" Hill, 62, Cornelia
Michael "Larry" Hill, age 62, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2012.Mr. Hill was born on September 19, 1949, in Nashville, Georgia; son of the ...
Randall Stanley Smith, 61, Demorest
Funeral services for Randall Stanley Smith, age 61, of Demorest will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Terry Benfield and Rev ...
Sandra Unterein, 70, Demorest
Sandra Unterein, age 70, of Demorest, passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2013, at the residence following an extended illness.Ms. Unterein was born in Buffalo, New York on June 17, 1 ...

Hall

Edsel Dorsey, 77, Gillsville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday April 24, 2013 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church for Mr. Edsel "Ed" JC Dorsey age 77 of Gillsville. The Rev. Ralph O. Sm ...
Jessie M. Green, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Jessie M. Green, 80, of Gainesville died Sunday, April 21, 2013 at her residence.Born in Joplin, MO., she was the daughter of the late Walter Lee and Frances Phillips Homan. ...

Lumpkin

James Ralph Ravan Jr., 63, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. James Ralph Ravan Jr., age 63 of Dahlonega. Mr. Ravan passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013 Funeral services are schedul ...
L.D. Seitz, 80, Dahlonega
L.D. Seitz, 80, of Dahlonega passed away Sunday April 21, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Born May 1, 1932 in Lumpkin County to the late John and Pearl Seitz, ...
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.