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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Nov 1st, 2010

Gwinnett

Letha May Schwartz, 86, Sugar Hill
Letha May Schwartz, age 86, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away Saturday, October 30, 2010, following a brief illness. A funeral service will be held at 10 AM on Thursday, November 4, a ...

Habersham

Grady Evans Brooks, Sr., 80, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Grady Evans Brooks, Sr., age 80, of Clarkesville will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, at 4:00 PM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Dr. Bill Cashion, Re ...

Hall

Betty Jo Passmore, 72, Lula
Betty Jo Gravitt Passmore, age 72 of Lula, passed away on Monday, November 1, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Gilberto Arteta, 49, Gainesville
Gilberto Arteta, age 49, of Gainesville, GA, passed away Monday, November 1, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Memorial services are incomplete at ...
Miranda Diane Satterfield, 60, Gainesville
Funeral Services will be held 3:00 pm Wednesday November 3, 2010 in Yellow Creek Baptist Church for Miranda Dianne Satterfield, 60, of Gainesville. Rev. John Bryant , Rev. Steven J ...
Zane I. Benton, 82, Flowery Branch
Zane I. Benton, age 82, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away Monday, November 1, 2010 at Willow Wood Nursing Center following an extended illness.The family will hold a private Memor ...

Jackson

John Thomas Wood, 55, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for John Thomas Wood, 55, of Homer. Born in Tampa, FL, he was the son of Matilda Wood and the late J.T. Wood. Survivors, along with his mother, ...
Nora J. Forcum Graham, 87, Commerce
Mrs. Nora J. Forcum Graham, age 87, of Commerce, GA died Monday, November 01, 2010 at her residence. Mrs. Graham was born in Decatur, IL to the late Archie and Irene Jones Forcum. ...
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.