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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 8th, 2011


Betty Jo Boggs Lewallen, age 68, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2011, at Habersham County Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mrs. Lewallen was born ...


Jackie Eugene Kellum, 53, Winder
Mr. Jackie Eugene Kellum age 53 of Winder passed away Saturday, January 8, 2011. Arrangements to be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654- ...


John Bev "J. B." Anderson, 89, Dawsonville
John Bev "J. B." Anderson, 89, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday January 8, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Born June 21 ...
Roy L. Evans, 86, Dawsonville
Roy L. Evans, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Saturday January 8, 2011 at Embracing Hospice following a period of declining health.Born March 3, 1924 in Gilmer County to the late Le ...


Jacinda Lynn Ayres Jones age 39 went home to the Lord on January 08th, 2011 after a life long battle with Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy. Jacinda loved the Lord with all her hea ...


Cleo Cook, 78, Flowery Branch
Cleo Woody Cook, 78, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday January 8, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.Services: Friday, January 14, 2011 and the visitation: Th ...
Dorothy Louise Desmond, 91, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Dorothy Louise Desmond, age 91, of Flowery Branch passed away Saturday, January 8, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-096 ...
Jacinda Lynn Ayers Jones, 39, Auburn, GA
Jacinda Lynn Ayers Jones, age 39 of Auburn, GA died Saturday, January 8, 2011 after an extended illness. Arrangements will be announced later. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-945 ...
Robert O. Lewis, 91, Gainesville
Robert O Lewis, 91, passed away peacefully on January 08; 2011. Bob was born in Indianaplois and , grew up in Atlanta. He Graduated from Boys High in 1937and from UGA in 1941,. His ...


Leon Peter Kull, 86, Braselton
Mr. Leon Peter Kull age 86 of Braselton, passed away Saturday, January 8, 2011. Leon was a United States Navy Veteran, served in World War II, and a member of the VFW Post 4706 and ...
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.