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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 13th, 2011

Gwinnett

Nell Heard, 92, Buford
Nell Heard, age 92 of Buford, GA died Thursday, January 13, 2011. Funeral service will be held Sunday, January 16th, at 3PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Farrell Presley w ...

Habersham

Connie McCall Poole, 99, Baldwin
Connie McCall Poole, age 99, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. Mrs. Poole was born in Bacon County, GA on January 28, 1911, to the late James Berry a ...

Hall

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Cecile Pressley Stevenson, age 98 of Hoschton, who passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. Mrs. Stevenson was born on August 3, 1 ...
G.A. "Lefty" Cronic passed away on January 13, 2011, at New Horizons North in Gainesville, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Mattie Lee Cronic and a ...
Michael James Johnson, 60, Gainesville
Michael James Johnson, age 60 of Gainesville passed away Thursday January 13 at his residence. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Richard "Ricky Tagalong" Wayne Grindle, age 49 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at his residence following a sudden illness.Funeral services are s ...
Troy James Roper, 55, Oakwood
Troy James Roper, age 55 of Oakwood, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness, surrounded by his loving family.A memorial service will ...

White

Robert Don Hilts, 79, Cleveland
Robert Don Hilts, age 79 of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, January 13, 2011 at Habersham Medical Center.Mr. Hilts was born June 4, 1931 in Flushing, Michigan to the late Clifford ...
Ronald Cravey, 72, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Ronald Cravey, age 72, of Cleveland. Mr. Cravey passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2011 at his residence following a ...
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.