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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Jan 20th, 2011

Forsyth

John Michael Howie (Mike), age 67, of Cumming, GA, passed away quietly at home surrounded by family on January 19, 2011. He was the son of the late R. J. and Mary Howie of Hamlet, ...
Toy Ingram Tallant, 61, Cumming
Toy Ingram Tallant (February 28, 1949-January 20, 2011) Toy Tallant was born in Forsyth County on February 28, 1949, to parents, Ingram and Ruby Dunson Tallant. Toy is a graduate o ...

Habersham

Betty Martin Smith, 75, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Betty Martin Smith, age 75, of Clarkesville will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2011, at 4:00 PM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Dr. Bill Cashion and Rev ...
Elizabeth Irvin Griffin, age 84, of Royston and formerly of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2011. Mrs. Griffin was born on May 5, 1926, in Jackson County, Geor ...
Virginia Ruth Burrell, 84, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Virginia Ruth Burrell, 84, of Parkland, Fla., and Clarkesville, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Brion ...

Hall

Dr. H. Boyd Israel Ed.d., 85, Leesburg
Dr. H. Boyd Israel, Ed.d., 85, of Leesburg, GA died Thursday, January 20, 2011 at Palmyra Medical Center. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 3:00 PM at Central Baptist C ...
Guy Burdell McClure, Jr., 95, Gainesville
Guy Burdell McClure, Jr. passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. He was 95 years old.A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January ...
James Wiley Smith, 86, Lula
James Wiley Smith, age 86 of Lula, left this earthy life to join his beloved wife Ruby, the afternoon of January 20, 2011 in the Limestone Heritage Oaks. He leaves to cherish his ...
Lucille Bruce, Gaineville
Wards Funeral Home announces the death of Lucille Bruce of Gainesville. Complete arraignment will be announced later by Wards Funeral Home 758 Main St Gainesville.
Michael "Mickey" Eugene Neidenbach (1953-2011)Mickey Neidenbach died on the morning of Thursday, January 20, 2011. He was 57 years old. Mickey was a devoted husband and f ...
Norma Iley Pitts, 87, Gainesville
Mrs. Norma Iley Pitts, born July 19, 1924, departed this life on January 20, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband, Judge Orville Eugene Pitts.Mrs. Pitts is survived by he ...
Philip Ray Skinner, 65, Gainesville
Philip Ray Skinner, age 65 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are schedule ...
Phillip Ray Skinner, 65, Gainesville
Phillip Ray Skinner, 65, Gainesville, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2011.Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Park Funeral Home, Gainesville.

Rabun

Lavina Elizabeth Whitmire Dixon, 87, of Clayton, GA, passed away Thursday evening, January 20, 2011 at Stephens County Hospital.She was born in Rabun County and was the daughter of ...
Lynda Jean Shoemake, 48, Chestnut Mountain
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Lynda Jean Shoemake Iannuzzi, age 48 of Chestnut Mountain, who passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2011. Mrs. Iannuzzi was born ...
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.