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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 6th, 2009

Forsyth

Donald McGill, 65, Suwanee
Mr. Donald McGill, age 65, of Suwanee, GA (Forsyth County), passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2008. He was cremated and no services are scheduled at this time. Ingram Funeral Home ...
Lillian Butterfield, 100, Alpharetta
Byars Funeral Home, Cumming, Ga. announces the death of Lillian Butterfield, age 100 of Alpharetta, GA.Services are pending at this time and will be announced. Online condolences ...
Michael Scott Hansen, 33, Tallahassee, Fl
Michael Scott Hansen, 33, of Tallahassee, Fl passed away on January 6, 2009. Scott was born January 1, 1976 in Atlanta to Butch and Mary Anne Hansen. His mother preceded him in de ...

Hall

Dr. H.E. Valentine, 91, Gainesville
Dr. Herbert Edward (Herb) Valentine, Jr. passed away TuesdayJanuary 6, 209 at home with his family. He was born August25, 1917, at his home place in Valentines, Virginia. Hegraduat ...
Pat Whitehead, Gainesville
A celebration of the life of Patricia "Pat" Whitehead of Gainesville will be held 11:00 am Saturday January 10, 2009, in the Chapel of Wards Funeral Home. Pastor Alan Mor ...

Jackson

Evelyn Waldrip Purgason, 72, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Evelyn Waldrip Purgason, 72, of Commerce who died Tuesday at BJC Hospital in Commerce. Born in Gwinnett County, she was the daughter of th ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Michael "Mike" Ledford, age 56, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2009. Mr. Ledford, born in Clark ...
Lucille Jordan Saxon, 90, Lumberton, NC
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Lucille Jordan Saxon of Lumberton, NC who died Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation in Elizabethtown, NC. She was ...
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.