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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 19th, 2013

Forsyth

Jewel F. Brannan, 81, Cumming
Jewel F. Brannan, 81, of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Born in Meigs, GA she was preceded in death by her husband, Olin Hiram Brannan, Jr. in 2004. She is su ...

Gwinnett

Mr. Charles Lawrence (Larry) Arnold, age 77, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. Larry was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. His parents were Clau ...

Jackson

Roger Eugene Pugh, 50, Commerce
Roger Eugene Pugh, age 50, of Commerce passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralho ...

Lumpkin

Hazel C. Wehunt, 85, Dahlonega
Mrs. Hazel Jeanette Collins Wehunt, 85 of Dahlonega passed away Wednesday June 19, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Forsyth County, Mrs. Wehunt was the daught ...

White

Gloria A. Farmer, 62, Cleveland
Gloria Anne Farmer, age 62 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Habersham Medical Center. Ms. Farmer was born November 3, 1950 in Buford, GA to the late Henry and ...
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.