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Local Obits for Sat. Feb 20th, 2010

Dawson

Kenneth Kirby, 65, Dawsonville
Kenneth Kirby, age 65, died Saturday, February 20, 2010. He was born and raised in Forsyth County and later moved to Dawson County. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in ...
Ollie Mae Higgins, 87, Canton
Ollie Mae Higgins, 87, of Canton, formerly of Dawsonville, died Saturday, February 20, 2010 at Signature Healthcare of Buckhead following a period of declining health.Born April 24 ...

Forsyth

Betty Joyce Ansley, 80, Cumming
Betty Joyce Ansley, 80, of Cumming, GA died at her home on February 20, 2010. She was the daughter of the late Woodson and Alma Waites.Betty was the founder and owner of the Great ...
Queen E. Tarzia, 90, Cumming
Queen E. Tarzia, age 90, of Cumming passed away Saturday, February 20, 2010. Private family services will be held in Syracuse, NY. Online condolences may be expressed at www.byarsf ...

Gwinnett

Allen Thomas Lawrence, 92, Dacula
Allen Thomas Lawrence, age 92, of Dacula died Saturday, February 20, 2010. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill United Methodi ...
James Michael Cochran, Sr., age 68 of Dacula died Saturday, February 20, 2010. Funeral service will be held Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel ...
Leo Thaddeus Comeau, 89, Lawrenceville
Leo Thaddeus Comeau, age 89, of Lawrenceville died Saturday, February 20, 2010. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Cha ...

Hall

Bertha Edna Cagle, 102, Lula
Bertha Edna Cagle age 102 of Lula passed away at the Banks-Jackson-Commerce Hospital.Miss Cagle was born in Hall County on Feb. 18, 1908 to the late Allen & Angeline Poole Cagl ...
Georgia Nellie Vosburgh, 87, Gainesville
Georgia Nellie Vosburgh age 87 of Gainesville passed away Saturday at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. On line condolences may be made to littledavenport.com Funeral arrangeme ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Lavern Knealand Stickles, age 82 of Lula. Mr. Stickles passed away Saturday, February 20, 2010 at his residence follo ...
Patricia Jane Brown, 52, Gainesville
Patricia Jane Brown, 52, of Gainesville passed away Saturday February 20, 2010 at her residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday February 23, 2010 ...
Sara Sharpe Wilson, 97, Gainesville
Sara Sharpe Wilson, 97, of Gainesville passed away February 20, 2010, at her residence. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2010, in the chapel of Gra ...

White

Floyd Stokes, 88, Cleveland
Floyd Stokes, age 88, of Cleveland, and formerly of Kingston, NY, died Saturday, February 20, 2010 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. No local services are scheduled at this ...
Mrs. Violet May Murvine, 83, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Violet May Murvine, age 83, of Cleveland. Mrs. Murvine passed away Saturday, February 20, 2010 at her residence foll ...
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.