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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 18th, 2011

Gwinnett

Helen L. Purdy Vinson, 82, Buford
Helen L. Purdy Vinson, age 82, of Buford, Georgia, formerly of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2011, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended ...

Habersham

Arzo Newsome, 89, Baldwin
William Arzo Newsome, age 89, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2011. Mr. Newsome was born on April 14, 1921 in Banks Co., GA to the late Albert E. Newsome, ...

Hall

Mrs. Charleen "Schotzie" (O'Connell) Garrison, age 83, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, January 17, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.F ...
James M. 'Jimmie' Brown, 76, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Friday January 21, 2011 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Jimmie Brown, 76, of Gainesville. Rev. Melvin Baugh will be officiating. Burial w ...
Mary Claudine Clark Turk passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She had just celebrated her 90th birthday the preceding week. Funeral ...
Paul Kenneth "Smut" Smith, 73, Maysville
Paul Kenneth "Smut" Smith, age 73, of Maysville, GA died Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Smith was born in Athens, GA to the late Matt ...

Jackson

Brenda Lee Holder, 49, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home P.O.Box 234 Jefferson, GA 30549 706-367-5467 fax-706-367-4280 Unpaid Obit Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Brenda Lee Holder, age 49 of Jefferson, Geo ...
Curtis Beck, 82, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Curtis Beck, age 82, of Jefferson, who passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2011. Funeral Services are pending at this time. Evans F ...
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.