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Local Obits for Sun. May 16th, 2010

Banks

Calvin Smith, 63, Homer
Calvin Smith, age 63, of Homer, GA passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Athens Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Smith was born on May 30, 1946 ...
Clyde Eugene Montgomery, 77, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Clyde Eugene Montgomery age 77 of Maysville, Ga. Survivors include his wife Shirley Montgomery, 2 sons Wayne Eugene and Mark Mongtomery, 3 ...

Forsyth

Bryan Lafayette Redd, Jr., M.D., age 84, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2010. He was a graduate of Cumming High School, North Georgia College and the Medical College of G ...
Melinda Mauldin, 49, Cumming
Melinda Mauldin, age 49 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 16, 2010. Memorial Services have not been planned at this and will be announced at a later date. Online condol ...
Wylene Conner Samples, 90, Cumming
Mrs. Wylene Conner Samples, age 90, a native of Forsyth County, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Marcellas James Samples and ...

Gwinnett

Clifford L. (Tip) Echols, 80, Lawrenceville
Mr. Clifford L. (Tip) Echols, age 80, a native of Lawrenceville, passed away Sunday, May 16, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Helen Holbrook Echols; sons and daughters-in-law, Ni ...
Robert D. â, 83, Suwanee
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Habersham

Neallia Harmon Tanner, 76, Clarkesville
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Neallia Harmon Tanner, age 76 of Clarkesville. Mrs. Tanner passé away Sunday, May 16, 2010. Funeral ser ...

Hall

Mary C. Oliver, 96, Gainesville
Mary C. Oliver, last surviving child of Clifford Attaway Chandler and Lonah Webb Chandler, died May 16, 2010, in Gainesville, Georgia, after a long period of declining health. She ...
Thomas Parks Griffin Sr., 89, Clermont
Funeral services for Thomas Parks Griffin, Sr. age 89 of Clermont will be held Wednesday May 19,2010 at 11:00 a.m. in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Tuesday May ...
Thomas Parks Griffin, Sr, 89, Clermont
Funeral services for Thomas Parks Griffin, Sr. age 89 of Clermont will be held Wednesday May 19,2010 at 11:00 a.m. in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Tuesday May ...

Rabun

James Earl Cannon, 85, Clayton
James Earl Cannon, age 85, of Warwoman Community in Clayton, GA passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2010 after a lengthy illness..He was born in Rabun County and was the son of the late ...
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.