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Local Obits for Wed. Aug 25th, 2010

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Roy Stephen Helton, 48, Bethlehem
Roy Stephen Helton, age 48 of Bethlehem, Georgia, passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at Athens Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral services are schedul ...

Forsyth

Mr. Clifford E. Blankenship, age 90 of Forsyth County, passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2010. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Church in Stone Mountain, GA. He was preceded in dea ...
Ted Hill Giles, 80, cumming
Ted Hill Giles, 80, of Cumming, GA passed away on August 25, 2010 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming. Born in Atlanta, GA, he was the son of the late Fred and Helen Giles. Mr. Giles ...

Hall

Cynthia Clare Romig, age 61 of Hiawassee, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Visitation and Celebrati ...

Jackson

Roy Dewitt Sears, 59, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Roy Dewitt Sears, 59, of Franklin Springs who died on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Born in Comm ...

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James Dobbs, 60, Cleveland
James Howard Dobbs, age 60 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at his residence following a brief illness. Mr. Dobbs was born November 26, 1949 in Jackson County ...
Mary E. Whetstone, 88, Cleveland
Mary E. Whetstone, age 88 of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at Gateway Nursing Home in Cleveland, Georgia following an extended illness. ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.