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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 19th, 2010

Forsyth

Leona Scruggs Cordell, 83, Cumming
Leona Scruggs Cordell, age 83 of Cumming, GA, formerly of Knoxville, TN, passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2010. She was a member of Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband o ...

Habersham

David Wayne Chapman, age 67, of Alto, Georgia passed away on Monday, October 18, 2010. Mr. Chapman was born on December 31, 1942, in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Joseph B. and Joyc ...
Germaine "Gerrie" Rainey, 77, Cornelia
Germaine "Gerrie" Rainey, age 77, of Cornelia, GA passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2010, from an extended illness. Mrs. Rainey was born on November 6, 1932, i ...
Gina Merrifield Jenkins, age 53 of Alto, passed away Monday, October 18, 2010, at Habersham County Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born in Demorest, Ga. on October 13, 1 ...

Jackson

Fannie Jane Daniel, 80, Winder
Mrs. Fannie Jane Daniel, age 80, of Winder, GA died Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at her residence. Mrs. Daniel was born in Hall County to the late, Billups and Grace Davis Reynolds. ...
Minnie Lou Carroll, 80, Commerce
Mrs. Minnie Lou Carroll, age 80, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Carroll was born in Jackson County, GA to the late Paul and ...

White

Diane Bingham Simmons, 55, Sautee
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the passing to eternity of Mrs. Diane Bingham Simmons, age 55, of Sautee Nacoochee. Mrs. Simmons went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Oct ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.