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Local Obits for Wed. Feb 9th, 2011

Forsyth

Janet Babcock, 78, Cumming
Janet Babcock, age 78, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2011 following an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Babcock and daughter, Lavone ...

Habersham

Billy Joe "Bill" Westbrook, age 77, of Baldwin, GA, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at Habersham County Medical Center.Born on May 4, 1933, in Banks County, he wa ...
Randall Bruce Brown, 83, Mt Airy
Randall Bruce Brown, age 83, of Mt. Airy, GA, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Born on February 11, 1927, in Habersham County, ...
Steve William Hilton, 86, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Steve William Hilton, age 86 of Clarkesville will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 11, 2011 from the Hills Crossing Baptist Church. Interment will follo ...

Hall

Frances Bennett, 91, Gainesville
Frances Bennett, age 91 of Gainesville, passed away Wednesday Morning, February 9, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
Margaret "Marge" Jean Adamcik, age 69 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral serv ...
Margaret Adamcik, N/A, Gainesville
Margaret Adamcik of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Memoria ...
Syble Grindle, 69, Gainesville
Syble Ann Grindle, age 69 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a unexpected accident.Funeral services are schedu ...
Wayne D. Teague of Lula passed away Wednesday February 9, at his residence following a sudden illness. The family will receive friends from 7:00pm to 9:00pm Friday at the funeral h ...

Jackson

Gerald Sanders, 72, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Gerald Sanders, age 72, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2011. Mr. Sanders was born in Hall County, a so ...

Lumpkin

Wanda Huff Whitfield, 83, Dahlonega
Wanda Huff Whitfield, 83, died February 9, 2011, at her home in Dahlonega, Georgia. Her loving family was at her bedside. She was born in Flo, Kentucky and lived many years in Harl ...
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.