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Local Obits for Sun. Nov 21st, 2010

Forsyth

Priscilla Ann Emfinger, 55, Talking Rock
Priscilla Ann Emfinger, age 55, of Talking Rock, Georgia passed away Sunday, November 21, 2010 at her home. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Amber and Cory Walker; a ...

Habersham

Edward H. "Booger" Smith, 94, Cornelia
Edward H. "Booger" Smith, age 94 of Cornelia, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2010, at Habersham Home East following an extended illness. Born in Screven County, Ga. on ...
Edward H. Smith, 94, Cornelia
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Edward H. Smith, age 94 of Cornelia, who passed away Sunday, November 21, 2010. Arrangements ...

Hall

John Wiley Hood Jr., 94, Gainesville
John Wiley Hood Jr., age 94, of Gainesville passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2010. He was a WW II Army Air Force veteran where he served in France, also he was an ordained minis ...
Lenora Ellison Heilig,, 84, Gainesville
Lenora Ellison Heilig, age 84 of Gainesville died Sun. 11/21. Memorial service will be held Wed. 11/24 at 1:30pm at the Rucker Memorial Church, Gainesville, Ga. Professional servic ...
Robert Edwin Lee, 69, Gainesville
Robert Edwin Lee, age 69, of Gainesville passed away suddenly on Saturday November 20, 2010. Mr. Lee was a retired Electronic Technician with Bellsouth for over 30 years.He was pre ...

Jackson

Evans Funeral Home announces the death Mr.Lewis Douglas "Doug" Cunningham , age 86, of Jefferson, who passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2010. Mr. Cunningham was born on ...

Lumpkin

Elizabeth Irene Chambers, 70, Dahlonega
Mrs. Elizabeth Irene Chambers, age 70, of Dahlonega, GA, died November 21, 2010.Mrs. Chambers was born in Dahlonega, GA. She was a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Ernes ...
George Gordon Peat, 68, Dahlonega
George Gordon Peat, age 68, of Dahlonega, GA died November 21, 2010. Mr. Peat, a loving husband, father, and grandfather retired from Firestone Tire Company. He was an avid fisherm ...
Mrs. Ruby Maybelle Weaver Wilson, age 93, of Dahlonega, GA, died November 21, 2010.Mrs. Wilson was born in Ellijay, GA. She was a homemaker.Mrs. Wilson was very active in singing f ...
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.