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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 11th, 2010

Dawson

Geri (Board) Brook, 43, Dawsonville
Mrs. Geri (Board) Brook, age 43, of Dawsonville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at her residence following a brief illness. Funeral services are scheduled ...

Forsyth

Donald John "Don" Stuart, age 75, of Cumming, Georgia beloved husband of Adrienne, nee Prusinski for 55 years; loving father of eight: Lynnette Basinger Ferwerda (Derek), ...
Frank Charles Canich, 89, Cumming
Frank Charles Canich, age 89 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2010. Memorial Services are pending at this time and will be announced at a later date. A privat ...
Ona Densmore, 80, Cumming
Mrs. Ona Densmore, age 80 of Alpharetta (Forsyth County), passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Weldon Densmore. Survivors include her s ...

Gwinnett

Laurine Haynes McCorkle, 80, Loganville
Laurine Haynes McCorkle, 80, of Loganville, GA passed away on August 10, 2010. She was the youngest of eleven children born to the late David Mathis and Bertie Mae Haynes. Laurin ...

Habersham

Albert C. Newsom, 84, Demorest
Albert C. Newsom, age 84, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, at the Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness.Mr. Newsom was born on ...

Hall

Franklin "Donald" Delano Woodall "Woody", age 77 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an ext ...
Annie Sue Perry Nix, 67, Gainesville
Annie Sue Perry Nix, age 67 of Eastman, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at her residence.Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, August 13, 2010 at 4:00 pm in ...
Claude Chastain, 72, Dawsonville
Claude Chastain, 72, of Dawsonville died Wednesday August 11, 2010 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a short illness.Born February 9, 1938 to the late W. L. "D ...
Edna Lorraine Minor, 77, Gainesville
Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 14, 2010 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mrs. Edna Lorraine Minor, 77 of Gainesville, who p ...
Walter "Bo" Overby, 88, Gainesville
Walter "Bo" Overby, age 88 of Gainesville, passed away on August 10, 2010 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...

Lumpkin

James Owen Barrett, 55, Dahlonega
James Owen Barrett, age 55 of Dahlonega, passed away on Monday, August 9, 2010 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, August 13, ...
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.