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Local Obits for Fri. May 3rd, 2013

Banks

William Sampson Austin, 79, Maysville
Mr. William Sampson Austin, age 79, of Maysville, GA died Friday, May 3, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Austin was born in Ila to the late Wiley and Mary Scoggins A ...

Dawson

Mary Lynn (Mimi) Herrin Bickers, 70, died peacefully on May 3, 2013 at her home in Cumming, GA. She was born in Jacksonville, FL on March 9, 1943 to the late Charles and Vivian He ...
Peggy Ann Manning,, 58, Dawsonville
Peggy Ann Manning, passed away peacefully May 3, 2013 at her home in Dawsonville, GA. She was born on November 24, 1954. She is the daughter of Harley Shirley and the late Thelma ...

Habersham

Karen Ruppert Parson, age 50 of Alto, Georgia passed away on Friday, May 03, 2013.Born in Queens, New York on May 09, 1962, she was a daughter of the late Arthur John and Frances V ...

Jackson

Donnie Stephens, 59, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Donnie Stephens, age 59, of Augusta, formerly of Pendergrass, who passed away on Friday, May 3, 2013. Mr. Stephens was born in Commerc ...

Other

Sondra Renee Wood, 36, Alpharetta
Sondra Renee Wood, 36, of Alpharetta, GA passed away Friday, May 03, 2013 at Northside Hospital Forsyth with her family by her side. She was 1994 graduate of Franklin County High ...
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.