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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 17th, 2010

Dawson

Richard L. Cooksey, 69, Dawsonville
Richard L. Cooksey, 69, of Dawsonville died Friday September 17, 2010 at his residence following a period of declining health.Born April 4, 1941 in Ashland, KY to the late James Er ...

Forsyth

Burma Gibson, 84, Cumming
Burma Gibson, age 84, of Burma Road, Cumming, passed away Friday, September 17, 2010. Mrs. Gibson was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church of Forsyth County. She was preceded ...
Martha Ann Smith, 66, Cumming
Martha Ann Smith, 66, of Cumming, GA died on September 16, 2010 at Embracing Hospice House. Born in Rome, GA she was the daughter of the late Lindsey and Mattie Wacaster. She was ...
Roger Phillip Estler, 74, Cumming
Roger Phillip Estler, 74, a Dover, NJ native, recently passed away at his home in Cumming, GA. The son of the late Howard and Mary Estler, he was also predeceased by his brothers, ...
Travis Bartley Carroll, 39, Alpharetta
Travis Bartley Carroll, age 39, of Alpharetta, GA., passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2010. Mr. Carroll was a member of First Christian Church of Cumming, Georgia. Survivors i ...

Hall

James Edward Prince, 76, Gainesville
Funeral services for, James Edward Prince age 76, of Gainesville, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 21,2010 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held Monday ...
James Ray Richards, 71, Milton
Mr. James Ray Richards, age 71 of Milton, GA, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, M. J. and Roberta Richards; sister, Margie Drummon ...
John Nathan Harrison, 79, Gainesville
John Nathan Harrison, age 79, of Gainesville, passed away September 17, 2010, surrounded by his loved ones. J.N. resided in Hall County, Ga. He was a graduate of Riverbend High Sch ...

White

David Alvin Ash, 51, formerly of Cleveland
David Alvin Ash, age 51 formerly of Cleveland, passed away Friday, September 17, 2010 at Biloxi Regional Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced la ...
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.