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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 1st, 2010

Banks

Patricia G. Cook, 86, Alto
PATRICIA G. COOK, age 86, of Alto, GA passed away Thursday, July 1, 2010. Mrs. Cook was born in Toledo, Ohio on January 8, 1924 to the late Gordon Samuel and Oril Ellena Yates Gi ...

Forsyth

Lila Fay Smith, 68, Cumming
Mrs. Lila Fay Smith, age 68 of Forsyth County, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, Candler Clayton and Mattie Sue Mathis; sister, Betty Jo ...

Hall

Mrs. Geneva Carolyn (Cooley) Wineinger, age 75, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Thursday, July 1, 2010 at New Horizons West Nursing Home in Gainesville following an extended il ...
Mae Berry Devlin, 82, Gainesville
Ms. Mae Berry Devlin, age 82, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, GA.A memorial visitation service is sc ...
Reverend Thomas James Helton, 62, Gainesville
Reverend Thomas James Helton, age 62, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral service ...
Wessie Dell Watson, 100, Flowery Branch
Wessie Dell Watson, age 100 died Monday, June 28, 2010. Homegoing Celebration will be held Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 1pm at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 4000 Thurmond Tanner, Flow ...

Jackson

Jimmy David Collins, 58, Commerce
Mr. Jimmy David Collins, Sr., age 58, of Ila, GA died Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at his residence. Mr. Collins was born in Fulton County, GA to the late Jimmy Hamilton and Barbara A ...

White

Dorothy M. Nusser, 85, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home announces the death of Dorothy M. Nusser, age 85 of Cleveland. Mrs. Nusser passed away Thursday, July 1, 2010. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announc ...
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.