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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 13th, 2009

Banks

Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Monday February 16, 2009 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Johnny Woodrow Watson, 66, Alto, Ga. Rev. Tommy Ross and Rev. Steve Dyer officiating ...

Forsyth

Mabel Lane Wilder, 83, Cumming
Mrs. Mabel Lane Wilder, age 83 of Cumming passed away Thursday, February 12, 2009 at Cumming Nursing Home. She was a 25- year member of the First Baptist Church of Darien where sh ...
Walter Harrison Rucker, Sr. passed away Friday, February 13, 2009 following a long illness. Born July 17, 1926 in Elbert County, Georgia, he spent most of his adult life in Forsyth ...

Habersham

Horace Carlton Wilson, 69, Cornelia
Horace Carlton Wilson, age 69, of Cornelia, GA passed away on Friday, February 13, 2009 at his residence.Mr. Wilson was born in Habersham County, on March 10, 1939 to the late Geor ...
Louie Eugene Dean, Sr., 86, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Louie Eugene Dean, Sr., age 86, of Clarkesville will be held on Sunday, February 15, 2009, at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bobby Gastley ...
Susie Belle Norton, 75, Cornelia
Susie Belle Norton, age 75, of Cornelia, GA, died Friday, February 13, 2009 at her residence. Mrs. Norton was born on January 4, 1934 in Banks County, Georgia to the lat ...

Hall

James Robert Riley, 90, Gainesville
James Robert Riley, age 90 of Victory Street, New Holland, passed away Friday, February 13, 2009 at New Horizons North Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funera ...

White

Jeffery Porter Davis, 45, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Jeffery Porter Davis, age 45 of Cleveland. Mr. Davis passed away Thursday, February 12.2009 at his residence followin ...
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.