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Local Obits for Mon. May 13th, 2013

Dawson

Rex Junior Wilson, 57, Dawsonville
Rex Junior Wilson, 57, of Dawsonville, GA died on May 13, 2013. Born in Dahlonega, GA he was the son of the late Albert Wilson and Grace Ford. His stepfather, Henry Ford also pre ...

Forsyth

John Francis Morton, 81, Cumming
John Francis Morton, 81, of Cumming, GA, went to be with his Heavenly Father May 13, 2013. Johnny lived most of his life in Bristol, TN, where he was a long-time member of Central ...

Habersham

Robert Eugene Groemminger, 66, Clarkesville
Memorial services for Robert Eugene Groemminger, age 66, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Fr. Jose Luis Her ...

Hall

Ralph Thomas "Tom" Raymond Powers, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...

Jackson

Mr. Theron Thomas (Junkman) Burton, age 73, of Commerce, GA died Monday, May 13, 2013. Mr. Burton was born in Lilburn, GA to the late James Walter and Leila Bell Bagwell Burton. ...

White

Powell Ayers, 67, Cleveland
Powell Gean Ayers, age 67 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, May 13, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Ayers was born September 22, 1945 in Cleveland, GA to the late Noel and Mary Lou Sarg ...
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.