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Local Obits for Tue. May 12th, 2009

Dawson

Violet A. Wallis, 91, Dawsonville
Mrs. Violet A. Wallis, age 91 of Dawsonville, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2009. She was a member of Holy Ground Tabernacle Church and lived her life for her church. She was prece ...

Forsyth

Lillie Marie Mincey, 73, Cumming
Mrs. Lillie Marie Mincey, age 73 of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, D.J. Mincey; father and mother, Carl and Azilee Grindle; b ...

Hall

Ethel Hortense Carlan Chambers, 83, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Ethel Hortense Carlan Chambers, age 83 of Flowery Branch passed away May 10, 2009 at Willow Wood Nursing Center after an extended illness.Funeral Services are scheduled for Th ...
James "Jim" E. Garrison, 76, Gainesville
Memorial services will be held Thursday at 11:00 am from the chapel of Little and Davenport Funeral Home for Mr. James â
Joyce Rose Brooks, 73, Oakwood
Mrs. Joyce Rose Brooks, age 73, of Oakwood, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Ga. 30542, 770-967-55 ...
Juanita Reed Brown, 89, Marietta
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at3:00 p.m. from the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Homefor Mrs. Juanita Reed Brown age 89, of Marietta. The famil ...
Vida Bailey, 96, Gainesville
Ms. Vida Bailey age 96 of Gainesville, died on Tuesday May12, 2009 at the Bell-Minor Home.Ms. Bailey, was born on Oct. 12,1912 in Princeton, WestVirginia. She was a devoted member ...

Jackson

J.D. Harris, Jr., 60, Hoschton
J.D. Harris, Jr., beloved husband of Betty Robinette Harris, died May 12, 2009 at his Hoschton, GA home after a lengthy illness. Born December 22, 1948 in Cotton Valley, LA, he 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.