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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Oct 23rd, 2010

Forsyth

Betty Jane Hern, 83, Cumming
Betty Jane Hern, age 83, of Cumming, Ga., passed away Saturday, October 23, 2010. Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband Herbert R. Hern and her son Michael R. Hern.She ...
Charles Junior Bruner, 66, Jasper
Charles Junior Bruner, age 66, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Saturday, October 23, 2010.Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 26 at Sawnee View Gardens Ce ...

Habersham

Mary Freda Bishop, 78, Clarkesville
Mary Freda Bishop, age 78, of Clarkesville, GA passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2010 following extended illness at her residence. Mrs. Bishop was born in Greensboro, NC on Jul ...
Talmadge Grady Holcomb, 78, Clarkesville
Talmadge Grady Holcomb, age 78 of Clarkesville, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2010, at Habersham Home West following a brief illness. Born in Tiger, Ga. on April 02, 1932, he w ...
Vance Galloway, 54, Baldwin
Vance Covington Galloway II, age 54 of Baldwin, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2010, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Demorest, Georgia, o ...

Hall

George E. Pilgrim, 69, Gainesville
George Ezra Pilgrim, III died October 23, 2010 after a brief illness. He graduated from the University of Georgia where he was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. Mr. Pil ...
Grace Lee, 93, Gainesville
Grace Lee, age 93, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for M ...

White

Frank Marinaccio, 84, Sautee
Frank Marinaccio, age 84 of Sautee, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 23, 2010.Mr. Marinaccio was born December 11, 1925 in Rhode Island to the late Nichola and Te ...
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.