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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 13th, 2010

Forsyth

Elizabeth Ann Rovneyko, 50, Cumming
Elizabeth Ann Rovneyko, 50, of Cumming died Tuesday October 12, 2010 at her residence following a short illness.Born April 2, 1960 in Westwood, New Jersey, she had lived in Forsyth ...
Maria Rosella Hernandez Reyes de Murillo, age 34, of Cumming., Ga., passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2010. Survivors include her parents Hector and Maria Livera; and her husband ...
Sarah Ruth Purcell, 95, Cumming
Sarah Ruth Purcell, age 95, of Cumming, Ga., passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2010.She was the oldest member of the Cross Plains Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for ...

Habersham

Julia H. Cobb, 89, Cornelia
Julia H. Cobb, age 89, of Cornelia, Georgia formerly of Hollywood, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 following a sudden illness. Mrs. Cobb was born in Demorest, G ...
Mr. R.L. Lovell, 85, Clarkesville
Mr. R.L. Lovell, age 85, of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, following an extended illness.Mr. Lovell was born on November 7, 1924, in Habersham Co ...

Hall

Gerald Phillips Sayln, 55, Gainesville
Gerald Phillip Saylor, age 55 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled fo ...
Gloria O'Neill, 83, Gainesville
Gloria O'Neill, age 83 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at Resting Nest Personal Care Home following an extended illness. Memorial service ...
Helen Tinsley, 71, Cumming
Helen Tinsley, age 71 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2010. Memorial Services are pending at this time and will be announced at a later date. Private on-lin ...
J.C. Dill, 66, Gainesville
Mr. J.C. Dill, age 66, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 am Sa ...

Jackson

Bobbie Page Jennings, 80, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Bobbie Page Jennings, age 80, of Jefferson, who passed away on October 13, 2010. Mrs. Jennings was born on January 3, 1930 in Barrow ...

Lumpkin

Newil Kinnard, 69, Dahlonega
Newil Kinnard, 69, of Dahlonega died Wednesday October 13, 2010 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Kinnard was born June 4, 1941 in Dekalb County to the late Charli ...

White

Mary Eva Skelton, 89, Cleveland
Mrs. Mary Eva Skelton, age 89 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at Gateway Health and Rehab Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Skelton was born in Heflin, ...
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.