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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 13th, 2013

Dawson

Nelle Childers, 77, Dawsonville
Nelle Childers, 77, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday June 13, 2013 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born June 30, 1935 to the late Ernest and Emma Duncan, ...

Forsyth

Judy Ann Turner Cook,, 60, Cumming
Judy Ann Turner Cook, 60, of Cumming, GA passed away on May 24, 2013. Born in Buford, GA, she was preceded in death by her parents, Hoyt and Clorine Turner.She is survived by her d ...

Gwinnett

Jerry Keith Abernathy, 56, Dacula
Jerry Keith Abernathy, age 56, of Dacula, GA passed away June 13, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Susan Black Abernathy, children Erin Elisabeth Abernathy, 22, and Ky ...
Marion 'John' Eugene Bunton, 63, Lawrenceville
Mr. Ralph Anthony Nolan, age 63, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away quietly on Thursday evening, June 13, 2013 after a four-year battle with lung cancer. Ralph was an Atlanta native ...

Hall

Mrs. Annell Brown Haughton, age 71 of Gainesville, GA passed away on June 6, 2013. She leave to cherish her memories her husband Harris Haughton, daughter: Michele (Demetrius) Hau ...
Mary Ellen Jackson, 53, Gainesville
Mary Ellen Jackson, age 53 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Memorial service ...
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.