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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 4th, 2011

Dawson

Cleo Swafford Bruce, 91, Dawsonville
Cleo Swafford Bruce, 91, of Dawsonville passed away Friday November 4, 2011 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness.Born October 9, 1920 to the late Carl and Mae Sw ...
Ernest David Bruce, 67, Dawsonville
Ernest David Bruce, 67, of Dawsonville passed away Friday November 4, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Born May 31, 1944 to the late Lee and R ...

Habersham

George Joseph Harris, 79, Demorest
George Joseph Harris, age 79 of Demorest, passed away Friday, November 04, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Harris was born July 12, 1932 in Habersham County the son o ...

Hall

Joann Bales, 61, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. JoAnn Bales, 61, of Gainesville. Interment will follow at Alta Vista Cemetery ...
Paul Garland Seals, age 81, passed away peacefully at his home Friday evening, November 4, 2011, surrounded by family and friends and supported by Compassionate Hospice. Born in So ...

Jackson

Thomas Lee Whitsel, 72, Commerce
Mr. Thomas Lee Whitsel, age 72, of Commerce, GA died Friday, November 4, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Whitsel was born in Jackson County to the late Andy and Bell Roberts Whitsel. H ...

Lumpkin

Henry Homer Blackwell, 72, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Henry Homer Blackwell, age 72 of Dahlonega. Mr. Blackwell passed away Friday, November 04, 2011. Mr. Blackwell's ...
Thelma Barker Malone, 97, Dahlonega
Mrs. Thelma Barker Malone, age 97, of Dahlonega, GA, died November 4, 2011 at Gold City Convalescent Home.Mrs. Malone was a native of Millinocket, Maine and lived in North Palm Bea ...
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.