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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 10th, 2011

Forsyth

Frances "Franci" Anastasia Orosz, 95, Cumming; Gainesville
Frances "Franci" Anastasia Orosz, age 95, of CummingGainesville, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2011. She was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church Survivors include ...

Hall

Buford M. Smith, 77, Oakwood
Mr. Buford M. Smith, age 77 of Oakwood, GA passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Funeral Services are scheduled for 1:00 pm Saturday, March ...
Dorothy (Dot) Randolph, 72, Flowery Branch
Mrs. Dorothy (Dot) Randolph, 72, of Flowery Branch, Ga., passed away Thursday, March 10, 2011 at North East Georgia Medical Center.Homegoing Celebration , Monday, March 14, 2011 a ...
Gracie Marlene Abercrombie, 2 month old infant of Aaron Abercrombie and Demetra Watkins, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sud ...
James Lawrence Major, 69, Gainesville
James Lawrence Major, 69 of Jasper, Ga. formerly of Gainesville died Thursday March 10, 2011 at the Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. Born in Hall County, Mr. Major had lived in Jasper ...
Mildred Drahos Noonan, 93, Oakwood
Mildred Drahos Noonan, 93 "Mitzi", of Oakwood, Ga. died Thursday March 10, 2011 at Peachtree Plantation Assisted Living Home. Mitzi was born in Lorain OH and graduated f ...

Lumpkin

Hayward Carl Anderson, 72, Dahlonega
Mr. Hayward Carl Anderson, age 72, of Dahlonega, GA, died March 10, 2011 after a short illness. He was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. Mr. Anderson was a poultry farmer and ...
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.