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Local Obits for Sat. May 11th, 2013

Dawson

Marvin James Bennett, 77, Marble Hill
Marvin James Bennett, 77, of Marble Hill passed away Saturday May 11, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Bennett was born March 27, 1936 in Forsyth County to ...
Roy Cobb, 63, Dawsonville
Roy Cobb, 63, of Dawsonville passed away May 11, 2013 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born September 9, 1949 to the late Theodore and Ruth Cobb, he had bee ...

Gwinnett

Charles "Chuck" William Brislin, age 59, of Suwanee, passed away, May 11, 2013. Chuck was born and raised in Columbus, MS. He was very active in sports during his youth ...
Mary Hales Ayres, 90, Suwanee
Mary Hales-Ayres age 90, of Suwanee, GA, died May 11, 2013. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel. Interment w ...

Hall

Jeanne Marie Candia, 64, Braselton
Mrs. Jeanne Marie Candia, age 64 of Braselton passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home,4532 Highway 53, Hoschton, Ga. 30548 ...
Ruth Arellano, 52, Gainesville
Ruth Arellano, 52, of Gainesville passed away Saturday May 11, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services will be held Wednesday May 15, 20 ...

Jackson

Hoyt Robertson Smith, 102, Jefferson
Mr. Hoyt Robertson Smith, age 102 of Jefferson, formerly of Nicholson died Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Smith was born in Nicholson to the late, G ...
Steve Wayne Pressley, 60, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Steve Wayne Pressley, age 60, of Pendergrass, Ga., who passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2013.Mr. Pressley was born in Jackson County, ...

Lumpkin

Marie Grogan Grizzle, 89, Dahlonega
Mrs. Marie Grogan Grizzle, age 89, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013.She had been a resident of Foothills Personal Care Home in Lumpkin County for the past 4 yea ...

White

Bonnie Bell Caudell Shewbert, 103, Sautee-Nacoochee
Mrs. Bonnie Bell Caudell Shewbert age 103 of Sautee-Nacoochee passed away Saturday May 11, 2013 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Shewbert was born in Robertstow ...
Bonnie Shewbert, 102, Sautee
Barrett Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Bonnie Shewbert age 102 of Sautee. Mrs. Shewbert passed away May 11, 2013 at her residence.Arrangements are incomplete at this time ...
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.