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Local Obits for Wed. Nov 9th, 2011

Forsyth

Brenda J. Backwell, 67, Decatur
BRENDA J. BACKWELL, 67, of Decatur, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011.The family will be having a private family service.Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home & ...

Gwinnett

David Glasco, Snellville
David Glasco, of Snellville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, November 9th, 2011.At this time arrangements are pending.Byars Funeral Home & Cremation Services will be in charge ...

Habersham

Cameron Jonah Jackson, 10, Apex, N.C.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of Cameron Jonah Jackson, age 10 of Apex, NC, passed away Wednesday, November 09, 2011. On Wednesday, November 9th, ...
Lillian Smith Bradshaw, 93, Clarksville
A Memorial Service for Lillian Smith Bradshaw, age 93 of Demorest, GA will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 2:00 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Clarkesville, GA. Rev. Tommy ...
Nezzie Free Strange, 81, Cornelia
Nezzie Free Strange, age 81, of Cornelia, Georgia went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, November 09, 2011, at Limestone Heritage, Gainesville, Georgia following an ...

Hall

Aaron Junus Couch, 81, Gainesville
Aaron Junus Couch, age 81 of Weaver, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at UAB Hospital, Birmingham, Alabama.Funeral services will be on Saturday, November 12, 2011 a ...
Joan Elaine Gee, 59, Gainesville
Joan Elaine Gee, age 59 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Monica Ebert, 56, Buford
Monica Ebert, age 56 of Buford, GA died suddenly Wednesday, November 9, 2011.Funeral Service will be held Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 5:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev ...

Jackson

John James Seymour, 85, Commerce
Mr. John James Seymour, age 85, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Seymour was born in Madison County to the late Luther David and Cecile Fortson ...

Lumpkin

Mary Frank Clonts Wynn, 68, Dahlonega
Mary Frank Clonts Wynn, RNC, aged 68, a resident of Dahlonega, GA, passed away on November 9, 2011 of complications from chemotherapy, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She wa ...
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.