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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 11th, 2011

Dawson

Bobby C. Hanson, 76, Dawsonville
Bobby C. Hanson, better known as "Ludlow Porch", 76, of Dawsonville passed away peacefully Friday February 11, 2011.Born October 11, 1934 in Atlanta to the late Philip an ...
Dan Palmer, Dawsonville
Dan Palmer of Dawsonville died Friday, February 11th, 2011 at his residence. Dan Palmer was born in Stoneham, Massachusetts to Nina Hammond and Dan Palmer. He worked at Ernie Ellio ...

Forsyth

Marie Sneed, 93, Cumming
Marie Sneed, age 93, of Cumming, passed away Friday, February 11, 2011. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Sneed; son-in- ...

Hall

William L. Corn, 80, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00p.m. Sunday February 13 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for William Luther Corn Jr., age 80 of Gainesville. The Rev. Larry Dyer, Rev. ...
Babbie Shuler, 53, Lula
Ivie Funeral Home announces memorial services for Babbie Shuler, age 53, of Lula. Services 2 p.m. Monday from the Chapel of Ivie Funeral Home. Survivors include 3 daughters: Bran ...
Bobby Joe Wilkerson, 75, Gainesville
Bobby Joe Wilkerson, age 75 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, February 11, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are schedule ...

Lumpkin

Geraldine Ryan, Dahlonega
Mrs. Geraldine Ryan passed away Friday February 11, 2011 in Gainesville, Ga. She is preceded in death by her husband Tom Ryan. Mrs. Ryan is survived by her daughter Terry Thomas, a ...
Rufus "Rooster" Davis, 76, Dahlonega
Mr. Rufus "Rooster" Davis, age 76, of Dahlonega, Georgia, passed away February 11, 2011 from an extended illness with his family by his side.He was an avid gardener and b ...

White

Franklin Dee Brackett, 77, Cleveland
Franklin Dee Brackett, age 77 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 11, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Brackett was born November 10, 1933 to the late Grady and Lula Guffie Bracke ...
Gerald Ray Mckinney, 76, Cleveland
Gerald Ray McKinney, age 76 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 11, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. McKinney was born September 2, 1934 in Houston, ...
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
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.