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Local Obits for Tue. May 10th, 2011

Banks

Donald Davis Hill, 84, Homer
Donald Davis Hill, age 84, of Homer, GA died Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at his residence.Mr. Hill was born in Banks County to the late Ethel Gillespie and John C. Hill, Sr. Mr. Hill wa ...

Barrow

Rachel Mae Jackson, 69, Winder
Rachel Mae Jackson, age 69, of Winder, passed away Monday, May 9, 2011. She was a member of Cumming Second Baptist Church. Rachel is preceded in death by her mother, Effie Garner a ...

Forsyth

Gertrude Whitt Holbrook, 93, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011. She was a native Forsyth County. She was preceded in death by her husband John Holbrook.She is survived by nieces an ...
ROBERT WILLIAM CARNEY, PhD, 88, of Cumming, Georgia passed away with his loving family and friends at his side on Monday May 9th, 2011. He was a Veteran of the United States Army.H ...

Habersham

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Jennifer Denise Stephens, 29, of Alto.Mrs. Stephens died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at Habersham Medical Center in Demorest.B ...
John Talmon Pendergrass, 91, Cornelia
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home announces the death of John Talmon Pendergrass, age 91 of Cornelia, GA who passed away Monday, May 10, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete ...

Hall

Harry Jefferson Burns, 73, Gainesville
HARRY JEFFERSON BURNS, 73, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday May 10th, 2011. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday May 13th, 2011 from the hour ...
Harry Wilson Martin, 92, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Harry Wilson Martin, 92 of Gainesville . The Rev. Paul Evans and Dr. Je ...
James Steven Irving, 25, Gainesville
James Steven Irving, age 25, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011 in Anderson, South Carolina. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Saturday, ...
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.