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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 22nd, 2013

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Peter Francis Operacz, 47, Bethlehem
Peter Francis Operacz, age 47, of Bethlehem passed away July 2013. A Memorial Service will be held 6:00 pm Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Cory Sext ...

Forsyth

Ernest B. Scott, 89, Cumming
Ernest B. Scott, 89, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on July 22nd, 2013. He was a veteran of the United States Navy.A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 26th, 2013 at 10 ...

Gwinnett

Ted Willis, 66, Buford
Mr. Ted Willis, age 66, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013. He is survived by his wife of forty-three years, Mary Jean Brown Willis, Buford, GA; son and daughter-in ...

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Annease McDuffie, 59, Baldwin
Annease McDuffie, age 59, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. McDuffie was born on December 9, 1953, in Commer ...
Eugene Talmadge Pruitt, 80, Baldwin
Eugene Talmadge Pruitt, age 80, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Mr. Pruitt was born on August 12, 1932, in Banks Coun ...

Jackson

Robert Keith Boyd, 59, Braselton
Robert Keith Boyd, age 59, of Braselton passed away Monday, July 22, 2013. Keith loved to sing and play the guitar. He also enjoyed the outdoors. He was survived by his sons Rob ...

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Ronald Kenneth "Kenny" Wallace, of Doraville, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013. Funeral Services will be held 7:00 pm Thursday, July 25, 2013 at Lawson Funeral Home Cha ...
Sheryl McClain, 65, Watkinsville
Sheryl McClain, age 65, of Watkinsville passed away Monday, July 22, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966.

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Lois Ann Evers, 55, Cleveland
Lois Ann Evers, age 55 of Cleveland, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Evers was born December 16, 1957 in Atlanta. She was a homemaker and was preceded in d ...
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.