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Local Obits for Fri. Mar 11th, 2011

Banks

Tony E. Blalock, 64, Nicholson
Mr. Tony E. Blalock, age 64 of Nicholson, GA died Friday, March 11, 2011 at his residence. Mr. Blalock was born in Commerce, to the late, Willard and Yvonne Wood Blalock. Mr. Bla ...

Forsyth

Ann Samuel Yearly, 79, Cumming
ANN SAMUEL YEARLY, 79. Of Cumming, Georgia passed away on March 11, 2011.The family will be having a Celebration of Life Memorial Service. BYARS FUNERAL HOME& CREMATION SERVICE ...

Hall

Beaulah A. Saville Davis-Posey, 95, Cartersville
Beaulah A. Saville Davis-Posey, age 95, of 107 Pioneer Trail, Cartersville, Georgia, died at her home, March 8, 2011. Mrs. Davis-Posey is survived by daughter, Susie D. Humphries ...
Lavinia Hatcher, 95, Gainesville
Miss Lavinia Hatcher, 95, of Gainesville died Friday, March 11, 2011. Miss Hatcher was born on October 5, 1915, in Hall County, and was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. Miss Ha ...
Richard Lee Sheets, 76, Cleveland
Richard Lee Sheets, age 76 of Cleveland, GA, passed away Friday, March 11, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Sheets was born June 19, 1934 ...

Lumpkin

Mildred Anderson Jarrard, 62, Dahlonega
Mildred Anderson Jarrard, 62 of Dahlonega, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2011 at North East Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Mrs. Jarrard was a lifelong resident of Lum ...
Venola Tow, 81, Dahlonega
Mrs. Venola Tow, age 81, of Dahlonega, Georgia, died March 11, 2011.Mrs. Tow was born in Suches, Ga. and had lived in Lumpkin County for a number of years. She was a homemaker 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.