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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 14th, 2011

Dawson

Marie Disharoon, 73, Dawsonville
Marie Disharoon, 73, of Dawsonville passed away Monday February 14, 2011 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following a period of declining health.Born April 22, 1937 to the late Hoyt ...

Forsyth

Athena Isaak Kalipetis, 84, Cumming
Athena Isaak Kalipetis, 84, of Cumming, GA. Passed away Monday, February 14, 2011 at her residence. A Graveside service will be held at the Long Island, NY National Cemetery at a ...
Emma Lou Farquhar, 102, Cumming
Emma Lou Farquhar, 102, of Cumming, GA died on February 11, 2011 at Embracing Hospice House. Born in Abba, GA she was the daughter of the late Gene and Mary Reeves. Her beloved h ...
Homer Lewis Holtzclaw, 77, Cumming
Homer Lewis Holtzclaw, age 77, of Cumming, passed away Monday, February 14, 2011. He was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. Homer is preceded in death by his parents, Morris ...
Jewell Lucille Bramlett, age 86, of Cumming, passed away Monday, February 14, 2011 following an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Bramlett; and ...
Ronnie Manton, 65, Cumming
Ronnie Manton, age 65, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2011. He was an active member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church. Ronnie was an All State football player ...

Gwinnett

Margaret A. Hickey, 78, Buford
Margaret A. Hickey, age 78 of Buford, GA died Monday, February 14, 2011. Mrs. Hickey has been cremated and no services are planned at this time. She was preceded in death by her hu ...

Habersham

Dr. Shashikant Patel, 63, Toccoa
Dr. Shashikant Patel, age 63, of Salisbury, North Carolina, and formerly of Toccoa, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, February 13, 2011. Dr. Patel was born on October 19, 1947, in Ta ...
Robert Taylor Burke, Jr., 65, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Rev. Robert Taylor Burke, Jr., age 65 of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 from the Stonepile Baptist Church. Rev. John Humph ...

Hall

Margie Nell Crane, 75, Clermont
Funeral services for, Margie Nell Crane age 75 of Clermont, will be held Wednesday February 16,2011 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel at 10:00a.m. The Rev. Dave Fortner will offici ...

White

Carolyn Joyner Embry, 91, Cleveland
Carolyn Joyner Embry passed away February 12, 2011 at 91 years old. She was born December 3, 1919 and was the 5th of 10 children of the Lillian Howard and William Hugh Joyner, Sr. ...
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.