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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 11th, 2010


William D. Powell, Jr.,, 82, Dawsonville
William D. Powell, Jr., 82, of Dawsonville died Monday October 11, 2010 at UniHealth of Lanier following a period of declining health.Born January 22, 1928 in Birmingham, Alabama t ...


Dow Reid, 56, Cumming
Dow Reid, age 56, of Cumming, Ga., passed away Sunday, October 10, 2010.Dow was a member of Pine Crest Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his son, Patrick Dow Reid; his g ...
Elise Danielle Echols, 25, Cumming
Elise Danielle Echols, age 25, of Cumming, Ga., passed away Monday, October 11, 2010.She attended Sanford Brown College and was studying Cardiovascular Sonography with the aim of h ...


Kenneth Stephen Dewey, 67, Buford
Kenneth Stephen Dewey, age 67 of Buford, GA died suddenly Monday, October 11, 2010.Funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 14, at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chape ...
Michael L. Ayers, 63, Dacula
Mr. Michael L. Ayers age 63 of Dacula, passed away Monday, October 11, 2010. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966.


Carolyn Shore, 92, Cornelia
Carolyn Shore age 92 and a longtime resident of Habersham County passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at a personal care home after a lengthy decline in health. She was precede ...


James Tollerson, 86, Gainesville
Mr. James Tollerson age 86 of Gainesville, passed away Monday, October 11, 2010. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966.
Odell B. Dyer, 93, Gainesville
Odell B. Dyer, age 93 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, October 11, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services to be announced later by Memorial Park Funeral ...
Odell Buford Dyer, 92, Gainesville
Odell Buford Dyer, age 92 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, October 11, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for F ...


Ernie Hendrix, 68, Pendergrass
Ernie Hendrix, age 68 of Pendergrass passed away Monday October 11. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home 758 Main Street S.W. Gainesville.
Nancy Virginia Ayers, 73, Commerce
Mrs. Nancy Virginia Ayers age 73, of Griffin, GA died Monday, October 11, 2010 at Piedmont Hospital. Mrs. Ayers was born in Banks County to the late, Charlie and Lois Griffin Merc ...
Polly M Patton, 100, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death Miss Polly M. Patton, age 100, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, October 11, 2010. Miss Patton was born in Franklin County on February ...
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.