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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 31st, 2011

Dawson

William Walter Jones, 75, Dawsonville
William Walter Jones, 75, of Dawsonville, GA died at Northside Hospital Atlanta on October 31, 2011. Born in Knoxville, TN, he was the son of the late Lyda and Everett Jones. His ...

Habersham

Ada Mae Glaze Watkins, 79, Cornelia
Ada Mae Glaze Watkins, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Monday, October 31, 2011.Mrs. Watkins was born on September 5, 1932, in White County, Georgia. She was a daughte ...
Loy Franklin Johnson, 89, Clarkesville
Loy Franklin Johnson, a Habersham county native who served in World War II and saw the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp, has died at the age of 89 from a stroke, accordi ...

Hall

Carrie Lee Parks Holder, 90, Gainesville
A service of Loving Remembrance for Mrs. Carrie Lee Parks Holder 90 of Gainesville, Ga. will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 2:00pm at Young's Funeral Home Chapel 155 ...
Eulene L. Barnette, 76, Gainesville
Eulene Lavel Jones Jarrett Barnette, age 76 of Gainesville, Ga died Monday, October 31, 2011. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Willie D. Barnette Jr.; daughters: Cheryl A. Harri ...
Harold Lanier Vickers, 61, Gainesville
On Monday, October 31, 2011, surrounded by family and friends, Harold Lanier Vickers, 61, of Gainesville, GA was guided to heaven by his Savior Jesus Christ. Harold is survived by ...
Mildred G. O'Dell, 87, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Mildred G. O'Dell, 87, Gainesville. Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, November 2 2011 at A ...
Milon Stone Christman, Jr., 91, Gainesville
Milon Stone Christman, Jr. passed away on October 31, 2011. He was 91 years old. Milon was born in Spartanburg, SC August 29, 1920. He attended Darlington School in Rome, GA., and ...
Thelma Lee Adams, 73, Lula
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00p.m. Thursday November 3, 2011 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Thelma Lee Adams, age 73 of Lula. The Rev. Bradley Elliott wil ...

Jackson

Joel Thomas Conway, Jr., 34, of Hoschton, passed away on October 31 due to injuries sustained in a single car accident. He was born in Riverdale, Georgia on September 7, 1977 ...

Lumpkin

Fannie Lois Gibson Stutzman
Peter Michael Lynch Jr., 86, Dahlonega
Peter Michael Lynch Jr., age 86, of Dahlonega, GA, died Monday, October 31, 2011 at his residence.Peter Lynch was a decorated World War II Naval Officer. He was Senior Executive Vi ...
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.