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Local Obits for Sat. Jul 31st, 2010

Habersham

Elsie Legg Brussack, 88, Clarkesville
Elsie Legg Brussack, wife of the late Julian Brussack and mother of the late Patty Brussack Richardson, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Habersham Home West. She was 88. Mrs. Bruss ...

Hall

Billy Joe Brown, 80, Gainesville
Memorial Park Funeral Home South announces the death of Billy Joe Brown age 80 of Gainesville.
Elmer J.D. Edwards, 89, Montgomery, formerly of Gainesville
Elmer J.D. Edwards, age 89 of Montgomery, Alabama, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama following a brief illn ...
Mary Nell Brooks, 85, Gillsville
Mary Nell Brooks, 85 , Gillsville passed away Saturday July 31, 2010 at N.E.Ga. Medical Center. She was born in Tennessee and had lived in Ohio before moving to Georgia. She had w ...
Paul Curtis Amon, 75, Oakwood
Mr. Paul Curtis Amon, 75, formerly of Linden, NJ, died Saturday July 31, 2010 at his residence in Oakwood, GA. Funeral services are scheduled for 7:00pm Thursday, August 5, 2010 at ...

Jackson

Clayton Lamar Palmer, 65, Nicholson
Mr. Clayton Lamar Palmer, age 65 of Nicholson, GA died July 31, 2010 at the St. Mary's Hospice House. Mr. Palmer was born in Nicholson to the late, George Clayton and Helen W ...
Myrtle McGinnis, 86, Jefferson
Mrs. Myrtle Croy McGinnis, age 86 of Jefferson, Georgia passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2010 after a period of declining health. Mrs. McGinnis was born in Jackson County Georg ...
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.