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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 29th, 2013

Forsyth

John Wymond "Jerry" French, 88, of Cumming, GA died at his home on August 29, surrounded by his loving family.Memorial Services are scheduled for 4:00 pm on Sunday, Septe ...

Habersham

Glenn T. 'Bud' Asherbranner, 56, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Glenn T. "Bud" Asherbranner, age 56, of Demorest will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Interment w ...
Tem Lasopha, 81, Mt. Airy
Mrs. Tem Lasopha, age 81, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at her residence. Mrs. Lasopha was born on May 15, 1932, in Laos; daughter of the late Kon ...

Hall

Dora Lee Carlisle Stevens, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Dora Lee Carlisle Stevens, 86, of Gainesville died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. ...
James Odus Hamby, 77, Gainesville
James Odus Hamby, age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ser ...

Jackson

Gertrude Ketre, 89, Braselton
Gertrude Ketre, age 89, of Braselton, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013. She loved to swim and take care of babies and children. She was survived by her son Billy Palmer, III ...

White

Jacob Ross Gurule, 26, Cleveland
Jacob Ross Gurule, age 26, of Cleveland passed away Friday, August 29, 2013. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 pm Friday, September 6, 2013 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor ...
On August 29, 2013 Lieutenant Colonel Melvin Ronald Graham, affectionately known as "Ron" to all of his friends, passed away from this life to heaven. He went to be with ...
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.