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Local Obits for Wed. Jun 26th, 2013

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Harold Otis Jenkins, 62, Demorest
Harold Otis Jenkins, age 62 of Demorest, Georgia formerly of Robbinsville, North Carolina passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.Born in Cashiers, North Carolina on May 25, 1951, ...
James Wesley Howard, 74, Mt. Airy
James Wesley Howard, age 74 of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Mr. Howard was born in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky on July 31, 1938; to the late Chester and Vi ...

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Alfred Davis, 73, Monroe
Alfred Davis, age 73, of Monroe passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013. He is survived by his sons James Lee Davis and Linda of Bishop, Michael Keith Davis of Monroe; daughters Shei ...
Annette Marie Shikany Miller of Atlanta, GA died Wednesday at home after a lengthy, hard fought battle with cancer. Annette's generosity and boundless love touched her family ...
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.