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Local Obits for Wed. May 11th, 2011

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Allene Martin Haygood, 86, Canton
Allene Martin Haygood, age 86, of Canton, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Allene was a longtime member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Canton. She was employed by Sears for 42 y ...

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Funeral services for Florence Elizabeth Black Colston, age 91, of Demorest, will be held at 3:00 PM, Friday, May 13, 2011 from the Fairfield Baptist Church. Rev. Keith Allison wil ...

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Annie Merle Ferguson, 86, Gainesville
Annie Merle Ferguson, age 86 of Grand Prairie, Texas, formerly of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 suddenly at her residence. Graveside services are s ...
Aubrey Bennett Duke, Sr.,, 86, Gainesville
Aubrey Bennett Duke, Sr., 86, of Gainesville, GA (a former resident of Chamblee, GA where he was a long time member of Oglethorpe United Methodist Church) died at Northeast Georgia ...
Bobby Ray Williamson, 58, Hoschton
Bobby Ray Williamson, age 58 of Hoschton, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at his residence following an extended illness.Memorial services are scheduled for Thursday, May 12, ...
Merle Ledford Smith, 92, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Friday May 13, 2011 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Merle Ledford Smith, 92, of Gainesville. Rev. David Matthews will officiate with burial ...
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2011 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Raymond Pittman, 70. Who passed away on Wednesday, May ...
Robert Benton Fadely, 64, Buford
Robert Benton Fadely, age 64, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming following an extended illness.Graveside Services will be held Thursd ...

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George Bernard Thomas, Sr., age 64 of Bethlehem, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011. George is survived by his daughter Tonjua Thomas Miller and husband Jerry of Monroe; son Geor ...
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.