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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 1st, 2010

Forsyth

Herbert W. Moore, 91, Cumming, formerly of Upper Arlington
Lt. Col. Herbert W. Moore, USAF Retired, age 91, formerly of Upper Arlington, died Thursday, April 1, 2010 at his son's residence in Cumming. He retired from the U.S. Air Forc ...
Mrs. Ola Belle Davis, age 93, of Forsyth County, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Davis; grandson, James M. O'Dowd; sisters, ...

Gwinnett

Theodore Melton Meznar, 76, Sugar Hill
Mr. Theodore Milton Meznar, 76, died Thursday, April 1, 2010. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 30, 1934 to Michael & Catherine Meznar. He was preceded in death by his ...

Habersham

Christine Tench Hughes, 72, Demorest
Christine Tench Hughes, age 72 of Demorest, passed on Thursday, April 1, 2010, at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County on April 4, 1937, she was ...
G P Jackson McCollum, 87, Clarkesville
G P Jackson McCollum, age 87, of Clarkesville passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2010, following a sudden illness.Mr. McCollum was born on September 12, 1922 in Clarkesvilleto the l ...

Hall

Ethel Lois Powers Gearin, 83, Clermont
Strickland Funeral Home announces the death of, Ethel Lois Powers Gearin, age 83, of Clermont. Mrs. Gearin passed away Thursday, April 1, 20l0 at her residence. Lois was born in Wh ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
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.