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Local Obits for Sat. Dec 25th, 2010

Forsyth

It is with great regret and sadness we report the death of Doris Anderson Croswell, age 89, of Cumming, GA. She passed away on Saturday, December 25th in Cumming, GA. Memorial serv ...
Irene Ruth Coons, 79, Cumming
Irene Ruth Coons, age 79 of Cumming, passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2010. The body was cremated and no services are scheduled at this time. Ingram Funeral Home & Cremato ...
Newman Benson Garrett, 94, Forsyth County
Newman Benson Garrett, age 94 and native of Forsyth County, passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2010. He was a lifelong member of New Hope United Methodist Church. He was employe ...

Habersham

Bobby Ray (Bud) Ferguson, 82, Clarkesville
Mr. Bobby Ray (Bud) Ferguson age 82 of Clarkesville passed away Saturday December 25, 2010 at Habersham County Medical Center. Mr. Ferguson was born in Towns County the son of the ...

Hall

Larry Gene Dodd, 58, Lula
Larry Gene Dodd, age 58, of Lula, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced soon by Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chape ...

Union

Jesse Collice "J.C." Swilley, 77, Blairsville
Jesse Collice "J.C." Swilley, age 77, of Blairsville, Georgia, formerly of Boynton Beach, Florida, passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2010, at Northeast Georgia Medica ...
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.