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Local Obits for Tue. Aug 11th, 2009

Forsyth

Elbert Billy Adkins, 67, Cumming
Mr. Elbert Billy Adkins, age 67, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2009.Survivors include his children, Karen Webb, Chris Adkins, Keith Adkins and Laura Shook; 9 grandchi ...
Mike Torbett, 35, Alpharetta
Mr. Mike Torbett, age 35, of Alpharetta passed away Sunday, August 9, 2009. Survivors include his sons, Michael Riley Torbott of Alpharetta and Peyton Mitchell Torbott of Toronto; ...

Habersham

Mrs. Elora Miller Anderson, age 75, of Alto passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Anderson was born on Decemb ...
Minnie Marie Addis Holcomb, 73, Clarkesville
Minnie Marie Addis Holcomb, age 73, of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at her residence following an extended illness.Born in Towns County on August 13, 1935, s ...

Hall

Janet V. Adams Gearin, 38, Oakwood
Janet V. Adams Gearin, age 38 of Oakwood, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services ...
Pauline B. Harrison, 81, Gainesville
Pauline B. Harrison, age 81 of Athens Street, Gainesville, passed away Monday, August 10, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ...

Jackson

Mary Alice Simmons Couch, 65, Braselton
Ivie Funeral Home announces memorial services for Mary Alice Simmons Couch, 65, of Braselton and formerly, for many years, of Water Works Rd. in Commerce, who died early Tuesday mo ...
Walter Edward Rice, 78, Jefferson
Mr. Walter Edward Rice, age 78, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2009. Mr. Rice was born on May 27, 1931 in Woodruff, SC, a son to the late James and Alpha Mae ...

Lumpkin

Carol Sue Gravitt, 55, Dahlonega
Carol Sue Gravitt, age 55, of Dahlonega, GA died August 11, 2009 at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA.Miss Gravitt was a native of Fulton County who had lived in Dah ...
H. M. Jarrard, 78, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. H. M. Jarrard, age 78 of Dahlonega. Mr. Jarrard passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at his residence following a sud ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. H. M. Jarrard, age 78, of Dahlonega. Mr. Jarrard passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at his residence following a su ...

Stephens

Mrs. Marguerite Osborne Cothran, age 81, of Toccoa, died Tuesday, August 11, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.Born April 2, 1928 in Banks County, she was a ...

White

Mrs. Mary Frances Cantrell, 67 of Helen passed away Monday, August 10, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Cantrell was born on October 23, ...
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.