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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 8th, 2010

Forsyth

Mary Ruth Adams, 73, Cumming
Mary Ruth Adams, age 73 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Friday, October 8, 2010. Memorial Services are pending at this time and will be announced at a later date. Private on-line c ...

Gwinnett

David Richard Blihovde, Jr. age 49 of Buford, Georgia, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2010 at Gwinnett Medical Center following a sudden illness.Memorial services are scheduled ...

Jackson

Helen Annette Freeman McCoy, 75, died October 8, 2010 following an extended illness and was ushered into the presence of the Lord. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and gr ...
Jerry Clinton Gray, 58, Commerce
Judge Jerry Clinton Gray, age 58, of Commerce, GA died Friday, October 8, 2010 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Judge Gray was born in Atlanta, GA to the late, Ernest Herbert La ...
Keith R. Schultz, 61, Commerce
Mr. Keith R. Schultz age 61 of Commerce, passed away Friday, October 8, 2010. Arrangements to be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-096 ...

Lumpkin

Pearl Bruce, 90, Dahlonega
Ms. Pearl Bruce, age 90, of Dahlonega, Ga. died October 8, 2010.Pearl was a lifelong resident of Dahlonega. She was a retired school teacher of 40 plus years. She was the daughter ...
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.