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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 24th, 2011

Forsyth

Camellia Collett, 80, Alpharetta
Mr. Camellia Collett, age 80, of Alpharetta, passed away Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011. Camellia was a member of Providence Baptist Church of Alpharetta, GA. He was a loving husb ...
Lee Roy "Junior" Fain, age 66, of Forsyth County, went home to be with the Lord Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011. He is preceded in death by his loving parents, Lee Roy Fain ...
Mrs. Ruth Wills Lambert, age 89, a native of Forsyth County, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011 following a period of declining health. Ruth was retired from Sawnee EMC after 30 y ...

Habersham

Nellie Harrell Crosby, 83, Baldwin
Nellie Harrell Crosby, age 83, of Dunwoody, formerly of Cornelia, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011. Mrs. Crosby was born in Norfolk, VA on March 3, 1928, to the late Wil ...

Hall

Danny Albert Garrett, 65, Gainesville
Mr. Danny Albert Garrett, age 65, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. A memorial ...
John Byron Smith, 79, Murrayville
Funeral services for, John Byron Smith, age 79 of Murrayville will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday April 27, 2011 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Wahoo Bapt ...
Lewis Allen Nettles, 68, Flowery Branch
Lewis Allen Nettles, age 68, of Flowery Branch, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2011. Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.Condolence ...
Roselyn Andrews, 82, Hoschton
Memorial Park Funeral Home announces the death of Roselyn Andrews, age 82 of Hoschton, who passed away on Saturday April 23.2011 . Funeral arrangements are incompltete at this time ...
Shon Helton, 20, Murrayville
Mr. Shon Helton, age 20, of Murrayville, GA, died April 24, 2011. Shon was born in Gainesville, GA. He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Waller and biological father, Lenz ...

Jackson

Roy W. Poole, 86, Carnesville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Roy W. Poole 86 of Carnesville, Ga. Mr. Poole died Saturday April 23,2011. Survivors include four sons, Michael Poole of Lula, Wayne Poole ...
Ruth Whitehead Jacks, 84, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ruth Whitehead Jacks, 84, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Sunday April 24, 2011 after a period of declining health.Mrs. Jacks was b ...

White

William Calvin Carroll, 89, Cleveland
Mr. William Calvin Carroll age 89 of Cleveland passed away Sunday April 24, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Carroll was born in Atlanta Georgia the son of ...
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.