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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 4th, 2011

Banks

Grace Whited, 69, Maysville
Little and Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Grace Whited, 69, of Maysville. Mrs. Whited died February 4, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, ...

Forsyth

David Edward Jekot, 58, Cumming
David Edward Jekot, 58, of Cumming, GA died on February 4, 2011 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Born in Chicago, IL he was the son of the late Stanley and Adrianne Jekot.David was ...
James O. Hammond, 84, Sandy Springs
James O. Hammond, 84, died February 4, 2011, in Sandy Springs, Georgia. He was born March 20th, 1926 in Atlanta, Georgia and he was preceded in death by his parents Mary Oxford and ...
Ruby Era Day, 90, Cumming
Ruby Era Day, age 90, of Cumming, passed away Friday, February 4, 2011.She was a member of Haw Creek Baptist Church, but attended her childhood church, Bethelview United Methodist ...

Habersham

John C. Herrin, 79, Demorest
John C. Herrin, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 4, 2011, following an extended illness. Mr. Herrin was born on June 14, 1931, in Habersham County, Geo ...

Hall

Cirilo Martinez, NA, Gainesville
Cirilo Martinez, Athens Street, Gainesville, Ga... Passed away Friday Feb. 4, 2011. Funeral Arrangements will be announced by Memorial Park Funeral Home, Memorial Park Road, Ga ...
Edward Paul Rowswell, 71, Cleveland
Edward Paul Rowswell, age 71 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 04, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mr. Rowswell was born October 16, 1939 in Buffalo, New York to ...
Evelene Stowe Reidling, 62, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Evelene Stowe Reidling, age 62 of Commerce Ga., who passed away on Friday, February 4, 2011. Mrs. Reidling was born in Jackson Co. o ...
John Charles Godek, Jr., 69, Gainesville
Mr. John Charles Godek, Jr. age 69, of Gainesville, passed away Friday, February 4, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966.

Jackson

Fidel "Rod" Rodriguez, Jr, 79, Braselton
Mr. Fidel "Rod" Rodriguez, Jr. age 79, of Braselton, passed away Friday, February 4, 2011. Memorial Services will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 6, 2011 at Lawson Fu ...

Lumpkin

Thelma Louise Ray Welch, 88, Dahlonega
Thelma Louise Ray Welch, 88 of Dahlonega GA. Died February 4, 2011 with her loving family by her side. She is predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Fred Welch, Sr.; parents Mil ...

Rabun

George Rollin Lunsford, 61, formerly of Clayton
George Rollin Lunsford, 61, formerly of Clayton, passed away February 4, 2011.Rollin was born in Rabun County the son of the J.R. Lunsford and the late Sarrah Christine Deason. Rol ...
Hazel G. Henson, 84, Clayton
Hazel G. Henson, age 84, a long-time resident of Clayton, Georgia, died Thursday, February 3, 2011, after an extended illness.A native of Chickamauga, Georgia, she is survived by h ...
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
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.