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Local Obits for Wed. Apr 28th, 2010

Banks

Lillie Mae Major, 92, Gillsville
Mrs. Lillie Mae Major, 92, of Gillsville died Wednesday April 28, 2010 at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Lumpkin County, Mrs. Major was the daughter of the l ...
Sara Ruth White, 77, Milledgeville, formerly of Alto
Sara Ruth White, age 77 of Milledgeville, formerly of Alto, passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. Mrs. White was born on April 6, 1933. Those who wish to express condolences to ...

Dawson

Joe Hardin Wood, 78, Dawsonville
Mr. Joe Hardin Wood, age 78, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2010. Memorial services are pending at this time and will be announced at a later date. Online condol ...

Forsyth

Mrs. Elizabeth Bailey Alderman, age 78, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2010. Mrs. Alderman was a member of the Cumming First Baptist Church. She was born in Sneads, FL ...
Fanice Butler, 90, Cumming
Mrs. Fanice Butler, 90, passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband George C Butler, Jr. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Georg ...
George Francis Gaskin, 82, Cumming
George Francis Gaskin, 82, of Cumming died on April 28, 2010 at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Thomas and Sarah Gaskin.A Navy ...
Patricia Gilbertson, 87, Cumming
Patricia Gilbertson, age 87, of Cumming passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2010. Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 30, 2010 at Flagler Memorial Park in Coral ...

Habersham

James Robert Acrey, 78, Cornelia
James Robert Acrey, age 78, of Cornelia passed Wednesday, April 28, 2010. Those who wish to express condolences to the Acrey family may do so by visiting www.whitfieldfuneralhomes ...
Sarah Ruth White, 77, Milledgeville, formerly of Cornelia
Sarah Ruth White, age 77, of Milledgeville and formerly of Cornelia, passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 following an extended illness. Born in Banks County, on April 6, 1933, ...

Hall

Ruth White, 77, Millidgeville
Sarah Ruth White, age 77 of Milledgeville and formerly of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 following an extended illness. Born in Banks County, Georgia on ...
Viola Damon, 77, Gainesville
Mrs. B. Viola Damon, age 77, of Gainesville passed away on April 28, 2010 in Gainesville, Ga.She is survived by her son, Larry Martin; three sisters, Mary Bryson, Evelyn Jackson an ...

Jackson

Elizabeth Spires, 66, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces memorial services for Elizabeth (Mama Ann) Spires of Homer who passed away on April 28 at the BJC Hospital. Born in Bibb County, she was the daughter of ...

White

Ralph Edwin Olson, 82, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Ralph Edwin Olson, age 82,of Cleveland. Mr. Olson passed away on Wednesday April 28, 2010 at his residence following ...
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.