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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 14th, 2011

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Yvonne Rosenthal, 62, Statham
Yvonne Rosenthal, age 62, of Statham passed away Friday, October 14, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuner ...

Dawson

Annie Laura Harris, 92, Dawsonville
Annie Laura "Ann" Harris, 92, of Dawsonville passed away Friday October 14, 2011 at her residence following a period of declining health.Born February 5, 1919 in Hall Cou ...

Forsyth

R.C. Burruss, 88, Cumming
R.C. "Lenwood" Burruss, age 88, of Forsyth County, passed away Friday, October 14, 2011.He was a member of Concord Baptist Church. Lenwood was a World War II veteran of ...

Hall

Mrs. Janie Elizabeth "Betty" Thompson,95,went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 14, 2011, following an extended illness. A daughter of the late O.M. Burgess an ...
Retha Jane Smith Eller, 95, Gainesville
Retha Jane Smith Eller, 95, of Gainesville passed away October 14, 2011 at New Horizons North Nursing Home following an extended illness.Funeral services will be held Monday Octobe ...
Russell L. Deal, 73, Gainesville
Russell L. "Rock" Deal, 73, of Floral City, Florida, was peacefully called home on October 14, 2011, with his family by his side in Gainesville, Georgia.He is survived by ...

Lumpkin

Ms. Louise Bennett Hulsey of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away Friday, October 14, 2011 at Gold City Nursing Home in Dahlonega, Georgia.Private family graveside services will be held ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
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.