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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Nov 23rd, 2011

Forsyth

Andrew M. Toscano, 61, Cumming
Andrew M. Toscano, age 61, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2011. He was an extraordinary salesman, loving husband, brother and friend.Survivors include his wife Ma ...
Rosalie Garner Bannister, 90, formerly of Melbourne FL and Cumming GA, peacefully passed into the arms of the Lord on November 23, 2011. Born January 27, 1921, in Atlanta GA. She ...

Habersham

Bobby Daniel Gragg, 57, Toccoa
Bobby Daniel Gragg, age 57, of Toccoa died November 23, 2011. Born in Rabun County on June 13, 1954, Bobby was the son of Hobert Gragg and the late Ann Tyler Gragg. Bobby was a sel ...
Evelyn Arrendale Shirley, 76, Demorest
Evelyn Arrendale Shirley, age 76, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, following an extended illness.Mrs. Shirley was born in Habersham County, Georgi ...

Hall

John Wesley Jacobs, Jr., 88, Gainesville
JOHN WESLEY JACOBS, JR.John Wesley Jacobs Jr. was born in Gainesville, Ga., November 28, 1922. He was the son of John W. Jacobs Sr. and Villa Rhodes Jacobs and stepmother Lillian M ...
Tallie Sue Hulsey, 85, Gainesville
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Hillside Memorial Gardens, for Mrs. Tallie Sue Hulsey, 85, of Gainesville passed away November 23, 2011 ...

White

Laura Ann Brandenburg Wilson, age 48 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Ms. Wilson was born September 14, 1963 in Atlanta t ...
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.