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Local Obits for Sun. Aug 18th, 2013

Forsyth

Carlton Earvin Wilson, 55, Cumming
Carlton Earvin Wilson, age 55, of Cumming, passed away from complications due to lung cancer on Sunday, August 18, 2013. He was highly respected by his friends and family and alwa ...

Habersham

Albert Eugene "Gene" Roberts, age 80, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2013, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Gene ...

Hall

Blanche Keith, 92, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 4:00 p.m. Wednesday August 21, 2013 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Blanche Shope Keith , 92, of Gainesville. Pastor David Bost will officiate. Inter ...
Memorial Park North Riverside Chapel announces the death of Joseph Allen Keith Jr of Gainesville, Ga.Services to be announcedMemorial Park North Riverside Chapel 989 Riverside Dr. ...

Jackson

Anthony DeWayne Holt, 57, Hoschton
Anthony DeWayne Holt, age 57, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, August 18, 2013. He is survived by his sons Shawn Young (Melanie) and Anthony S. Holt; daughter Lydia Holt; brother Do ...
Wayne Anglin, 62, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Wayne Anglin, age 62, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2013. Mr. Anglin was born in Athens, GA, a son to Mrs. Virgi ...

Lumpkin

Homer G. Williamson, 78, Dahlonega
Homer Williamson, age 78 of Dahlonega, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Graveside services are sche ...
Ronny Lee Porter, 66, Dahlonega
Ronny Lee Porter, age 66, of Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday, August 18, 2013, at his home, following a long illness.Funeral services will be held at 7:00 pm Wednesday, August 2 ...
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.