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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 14th, 2011

Forsyth

Billy Joe Pilcher, 76, Marietta
Billy Joe Pilcher, age 76, of Marietta, passed away Monday, January 10, 2011. Survivors include his daughter, Tammy Beavers of Chatsworth; brother, Glenn Pilcher of Cumming; six g ...
Matthew Alan Inman was called to be with our Heavenly Father on January 14, 2011. He was born November 30, 1972, in Flint, Michigan to Linda (Colley) Inman and Randolph Inman. H ...

Gwinnett

Elizabeth J. Johnson, 92, Lawrenceville
Elizabeth J. Johnson, age 92, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Friday, January 14, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 2PM on Saturday, January 22, 2011, at Central United ...

Habersham

Thomas Wyatt Davidson, 80, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Thomas Wyatt Davidson, age 80, of Clarkesville, will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 16, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville. Rev. Aust ...

Hall

Thomas (Cotton) Holbrook, age 57, of Cumming, passed away Friday, January 14, 2011. He is preceded in death by his father, Thomas Elber Holbrook, and his brother, James Holbrook. S ...
Memorial services for Valerie Land Martin, age 92, of Demorest will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at 9:00 AM from the St. Mark Catholic Church. Born in Philadelphia, Penns ...

Lumpkin

Terry Louis Sartain, 44, Dahlonega
Mr. Terry Louis Sartain, age 44, of Dahlonega, GA, died January 14, 2011. The body has been cremated. No services will be held.Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega is in charge of th ...

White

Anna Lois "Nana" Howard, 79, Cleveland
Anna Lois "Nana" Howard, age 79 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, January 14, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Howard was born September 20, 1931 ...
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.