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Local Obits for Sun. May 12th, 2013

Gwinnett

Jacky Johnson, 71, Oxford; Formerly of Buford
Mr. Jacky Johnson, age 71, of Oxford, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvin and O'Dell Fowler Joh ...

Habersham

Ruby Garner Tench, 66, Clarkesville
Ruby Garner Tench, age 66, of Clarkesville, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013, at her residence. Mrs. Tench was born on October 11, 1946, in Habersham County, Georgia; d ...

Hall

Edna Walker Moore, 100, Gainesville
Edna Walker Moore 100, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Sunday May 12, 2103. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Little & Davenport Cha ...
Hazel Lipham, 86, Buford
Hazel Lipham age, 86 of Buford, GA died Saturday, May 11, 2013.A Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens. Rev. Danny Ashworth ...
Jeanette Hudson, 76, Flowery Branch
Jeanette Hudson, age 76 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at New Horizons of Limestone Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral se ...
Willard Grady Thomas, 80, Gainesville
Reverend Willard Grady Thomas, age 80 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral s ...

Jackson

Margo Morrison, 62, Nicholson
Mrs. Margo Morrison, age 62, of Nicholson, GA died Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Morrison was born in Mobile, AL to the late Archie Levi Hughes and ...
Marie Ann Bailey, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Marie Ann Bailey, 68, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2013. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Mrs. Bailey was a daugh ...
Raphael D. Barnett, 85, Commerce
Raphael D. Barnett peacefully went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 9, 2013, surrounded by his family. Raphael was born January 25, 1927 in Jackson County., Raphael was a nat ...

White

Dwayne Taylor, 82, Chapin, SC formerly of White Co.
Dwayne O'Neal Taylor, 82, of Chapin, South Carolina, passed away on May 12, 2013 surrounded by his family. Dwayne was born on July 23, 1930 to Robert and Reba Taylor in Commer ...
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.