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Local Obits for Fri. Dec 11th, 2015

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Michelle Trimiar, 40, Mt. Airy
Michelle Trimiar, age 40 of Mt. Airy, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 11, 2015. Born in Demorest, Georgia on February 14, 1975, she was the daughter of Earnest ...

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Marcus V. Whitlock, 81, Commerce
Marcus V. Whitlock, age 81 of Commerce, GA passed away Friday Dec. 11, 2015.     Mr. Whitlock was the son of the late Alton and Phoebe Carden Whitlock. He was a ...

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Mr. William (Bud) J. Auterman, 89 of Helen, GA passed away on Friday, December 11, 2015. He was born October 9, 1926 in Waterford, Wisconsin to the late Theodore J. and Edna Bol ...
Rebecca Susan Mize, 64, Cleveland
Rebecca Susan Mize, age 64 of Cleveland, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2015 at Piedmont Hospital. Ms. Mize was born on July 20, 1951, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the late Sue ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.