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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 24th, 2010


Marion Robert Vonier, 59, Baldwin
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Marion Robert Vonier, age 59 of Baldwin formerly of Vero Beach Fl, who passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2010. ...


Joan Charlotte Norris, 80, Clarkesville
Mrs. Joan Charlotte Norris age 80 of Clarkesville passed away Wednesday November 24, 2010 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Norris was born in Rochester NY the d ...
Virginia Louise Thudium, 56, Clarksville
Virginia Louise Thudium, age 56 of Clarksville, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Ms. Thudium was born Octo ...


Bertie F. Wigington, 90, Gainesville
Bertie F. Wigington, age 90 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled fo ...
Carl Mathis, 97, Gainesville
Mr. Carl Mathis, 97 of Gainesville died Wednesday November 24, 2010 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Forsyth County, Mr. Mathis had lived in Hall County for most of ...
Jaylen Trey Isom, 5 m, Gainesville
Jaylen Trey Isom, 5 Months, of Gainesville passed away Wednesday November 24, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Baby Jaylen is the son of Jikavious Isom and Deborah Swain. ...
John Henry Hardin, 63, Gainesville
John Henry Hardin, age 63 of Gainesville, died Wed. 11/24. Arrangments to be announced by Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, 770-536-3251
Margaret Ann Maurer, 73, Doraville
Margaret Ann Maurer, age 73 of Doraville, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at her residence following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, Decemb ...
Odis Lee Wilkerson, 74, Gainesville
Odis Lee Wilkerson, age 74 of Murrayville, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Funeral services a ...


Anne Mechelle Mayfield, 48, Dahlonega
Anne Mechelle Mayfield, age 48, of Dahlonega, GA died Tuesday November 23, 2010 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Mechelle was born October 12, 1962 at the ...
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.