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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 30th, 2011

Forsyth

Mrs. Janette Mincey Holtzclaw, age 93, of Cumming, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 30, 2011. She was a lifelong resident of Forsyth County and the longest living member of C ...
Viola Warren Sutton, 90, Cumming
Mrs. Viola Warren Sutton, loving wife, mother and grandmother (Granny) age 90, of Cumming, Georgia, passed away Sunday, January 30, 2011. Viola was a member of Lebanon Baptist Chu ...

Habersham

Diane Marie Odom, 51, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Diane Marie Odom, age 51, of Clarkesville, will be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at 2:00 PM from the Flat Creek Baptist Church in Rabun County with Rev. M ...
Gloria Patricia Frankum, 82, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Patricia Frankum, age 82, of Clarkesville, will be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, at 11:00 AM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Grady Walden, Rev. F ...

Hall

Laura Fischer Barnard, 86, Gainesville
Mrs. Laura Fischer Barnard, age 86 of Gainesville, GA, formerly of Albany, GA, passed away Sunday, January 30, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...
Stephen Nicholas Major II, 45, Flowery Branch
Mr. Stephen Nicholas Major II, age 45 of Flowery Branch passed away Sunday January 30, 2011 at his residence following a brief illness. Mr. Major was born on April 24, 1965 in Atla ...
Sylvia Greenway Lomax, 68, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00pm Tuesday February 1 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Sylvia Greenway Lomax age 68 of Gainesville. The Rev. Melvin Baugh and ...
Tommy Hayes, 75, Dahlonega
Tommy Hayes, age 75 of Dahlonega, passed away Sunday, January 30, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday ...

Jackson

Elmo Waller, 94, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles Elmo Waller, age 94 of Jefferson Ga., who passed away on Sunday, January 30, 2011. Mr. Waller was born in Thomaston, Georg ...
Linda Howington Looney,, 68, Jefferson
Mrs. Linda Howington Looney, age 68 of Jefferson, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 30, 2011. Funeral services will be announced by Evans Funeral Home, 1350 Winder Highway, Jef ...
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.