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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 30th, 2010

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Rosa E. Norwood, 75, Cumming
Rosa E. Norwood, age 75 of Cumming, GA died Friday, January 29, 2010.Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday at Cumming Baptist Church with Dr. Barry Crocker and Rev. Roger Will ...

Habersham

Patricia Perkowski, 69, Demorest
Patricia Perkowski, age 69, of Demorest passed away January 30, 2010. Ms. Perkowski was born in Bridgeport, CT, on April 30, 1940. She was the daughter of Stanley and Ann Martusis ...

Hall

"Gregory" Alan Martin, Jr., 26, Gainesville
"Gregory" Alan Martin, Jr., our precious son, brother and grandson, died peacefully on January 30th, 2010. Born on March 10, 1983, he grew up sharing hobbies with his dad ...
Francene Graham, 53, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Francene Graham, age 53 of Flowery Branch, Ga. passed away on January 29, 2010. She is survived by her husband Harold Graham, one daughter: Kashuna (Josh) Mattox Benz, three s ...
Frances Marie Strawn, 92, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Frances Marie Strawn, of Flowery Branch, age 92 passed away Saturday, January 30, 2010. The family will receive friends Monday, 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M February 1, 2010 at Memor ...
Kenneth Lee Spencer, 55, Oakwood
Kenneth Lee Spencer, son of George and Helen Spencer of Oakwood, passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2010 in Brandon, Florida. A private graveside service will be held at Memorial ...

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Mrs. Nellie Reed, 85, Cleveland
Mrs. Nellie Caroline Reed, age 85 of Cleveland passed away Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Friendship Healthcare following an extended illness. Mrs. Reed was born in Ballground, GA ...
Nellie Reed, 85, Cleveland
Mrs. Nellie Reed age 85 of Cleveland passed away Saturday January 30, 2010 at Friendship Health Care following an extended illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Barret ...
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.