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Local Obits for Sun. Oct 16th, 2011

Banks

Michael Paul Davis, 52, Maysville
Michael Paul Davis, age 52 of Maysville, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Athens Regional Hospital following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, ...

Barrow

Cherie McKeever-Wiggins, age 36, of Winder passed away Sunday, October 16, 2011.Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonf ...
Leroy Yerger, 66, Winder
Leroy Yerger, age 66, of Winder passed away Sunday, October 16, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhom ...

Dawson

Hilliard A. Jones, 87, Dawsonville
Hilliard A. "Deacon" Jones, 87, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday October 16, 2011 at his residence following a sudden illness.Born July 23, 1924 in Decatur, GA to the la ...

Forsyth

Daniel Earl Besterfeldt, Jr., 67, of Suwanee, GA died on October 16, 2011 at Embracing Hospice House. Born in St. Louis, MO, he was the son of the late Daniel and Ruth Besterfeldt ...

Habersham

Margaret Parr Ballard, 64, Cornelia
Cornelia Mayor Margaret Parr Ballard, age 64, of Cornelia, GA, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born in Dekalb County on February 07, 1947, ...

Jackson

Betty Jose Beck, 90, Commerce
Mrs. Betty Jose Beck, age 90, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Serenity at Jefferson. Mrs. Beck was born in Jackson County to the late W.M. and Hulda Nunn Wilbanks ...

Lumpkin

E J Crow, 68, Dahlonega
Mr. E J Crow, age 68, of Dahlonega, GA, died Sunday, October 16, 2011, at his home with his loving family at his bedside.E J was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. ...
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
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.