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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. May 20th, 2010

Forsyth

Bernadine Rone Ward, 88, Cumming
Bernadine Rone Ward, age 88 of Alpharetta, Georgia passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2010. Memorial Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 24, 2010 at John Creek Baptist Church ...
Hazel Helen Adamson, 82, Cumming
Hazel Helen Adamson, 82, of Cumming, GA died on May 20, 2010 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.No service is planned at this time.Condolences may be expressed on-line at www.mcdonaldan ...
Roy W. Sweatman, 91, Cumming
Rev. Roy W. Sweatman, age 91, a native of Forsyth County, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010 following an extended illness. He was a licensed minister and member of Daves Creek Ba ...

Hall

Franklin Delenor Morrow, 69, Flowery Branch
Memorial Park South Funeral Home of Flowery Branch, GA announces the death of Mr. Franklin Delenor Morrow, age 69, of Flowery Branch, GA. Mr. Morrow went to be with our Heavenly Fa ...

Lumpkin

Floyd Helton, 75, Dahlonega
Mr. Floyd C. Helton, age 75 of Dahlonega, passed away Thursday, May 20, 2010 at his residence.Mr. Helton was born August 11, 1934 in Cleveland to the late Marion and Cordia Corbin ...
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.