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Local Obits for Wed. Jan 20th, 2010

Dawson

Donald Ray Heady, 54, Dawsonville
Donald Ray Heady, 54, of Dawsonville died January 20, 2010 at his residence following a period of declining health.Born September 23, 1955 in Peoria, Illinois, Mr. Heady lived in D ...

Forsyth

Ruby Lee Daniel, 86, Cumming
Mrs. Ruby Lee Daniel, age 86, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2010. A native of Forsyth County, Mrs. Daniel was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church. She was preced ...
William Byrd Webster, Jr., known as "Chipper" to all of us, passed away on January 20th, 2010 at the age of 58 following a brief illness. Born on June 9th, 1951 in Flore ...

Gwinnett

Teresa Benvenutti, 91, Dacula
Teresa Benvenutti, age 91, of Dacula, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2010. Services are pending at this time and will be announced at a later date. A private condolenc ...

Jackson

Mazie Lynette Cox, 79, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces graveside services for Mazie Lynette Cox, 79, of Commerce who died late Wednesday evening, January 20, 2010, at the Athens Regional Medical Center. Bor ...
Thomas J. Lackey, 85, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Thomas J. Lackey, 85, of Danielsville who died early Wednesday morning, January 20, 2010, at the Brown Memorial Convalescent Center in Roys ...

Lumpkin

Evangeline â, 79, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Evangeline â
Willene Eula Rider, 78, Dahlonega
Mrs. Willene Eula Rider, age 78, of Dahlongea died Tuesday January 19, 2010.She was the daughter of the late Will Elliott and Eula Hulsey Elliott. She was also preceded in death by ...

White

Thurman W. (T.W.) Cagle, 68, Cleveland
Thurman W. (T.W.) Cagle, 68, of Cleveland, lost his battle with cancer and died at his home on January 20, 2010. Mr. Cagle was born in 1941 in Lula, Hall County, GA; he spent his f ...
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.