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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 6th, 2011

Forsyth

Jane L. Drake, 84, Cumming
Jane L. Drake, 84, of Cumming, GA died on January 5, 2011 at Cumming Nursing Center. Born in Athens, GA, she was the daughter of the late Leon and Jennie Lester.A loving mother an ...

Habersham

Elzora Perkins O'Connell, 90, Prattville, Alabama
ELZORA PERKINS O'CONNELL, age 90, a resident of Prattville, Alabama passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2011.Mrs. O'Connell was born in Habersham County, Georgia, on Apri ...

Hall

George Raymond Kobaly, 77, Winder
Mr. George Raymond Kobaly age 77 of Winder, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966.
Helen Margaret Bancroft Robison Stine, "Mimi", passed away Thursday, January 6, 2011 after a brief illness. Helen was born in Kent, England on August 28, 1927 to the late ...
James Ronald (Ronnie) Crow 65 of Pelzer, South Carolina (formerly of Clermont) passed away January 6th. Gray's Mortuary of Pelzer is in charge of arrangements
Maria Alvarez,, 79, Gainesville
Maria Alvarez, age 79 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Sund ...
William Bill Burton, 80, Cumming
William Bill Burton, age 80, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2011. Bill's hobby was working as he enjoyed working in the Lawn and Garden Center at Wal-Mart. He wa ...

Jackson

Jackie Lowell Troville, 64, Hoschton
Jackie Lowell Troville, 64, of Hoschton, GA passed away Thursday January 6, 2011 at Peachtree Christian Hospice following an extended illness.Born October 18, 1946 in Foley, Alabam ...
Nona Lee Dodd, 91, Commerce
Mrs. Nona Lee Dodd, age 91, of Commerce, GA died Thursday, January 6, 2011 at BJC Nursing Home. Mrs. Dodd was born in Commerce to the late, Young and Gertrude Burroughs Hawks. Mr ...
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.