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Local Obits for Mon. May 23rd, 2011

Hall

Lillian Wright Hood, 81, Gainesville
Lillian Wright Hood, age 81 of Gainesville, died Monday, May 23, 2011. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 12noon at the St. John Baptist Church, Gainesville. P ...
Nebiyou Menker "Jim" Girma, 46, Gainesville
Mr. Nebiyou Menker "Jim" Girma, age 46, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2011, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Jim was born on November 14, 196 ...
Nellie Dills, 75, Flowery Branch
Nellie Matney Dills, age 75 of Flowery Branch, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2011 following a brief battle with leukemia. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, 20 ...
Terry Shannon Helms, 38, Braselton
Terry Shannon Helms, age 38, of Braselton GA passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011.Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Memorial Park South Chapel. Ento ...
William Wiley Waters, 82, Gainesville
Graveside Services are scheduled for 3:00p.m. Wednesday May 25, in Memorial Park Cemetery for Mr. William Wiley Water, age 82 of Gainesville. The Rev. Don Underwood will officiate. ...
Yolanda Goodwin, 35, Gainesville
Yolanda Goodwin, age 35, of Gainesville, Ga died Sunday, May 22, 2011. Arrangements entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, 770-536-3251

Jackson

James Edward Black, 73, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. James Edward Black age 73, of Jefferson, who passed away on Monday, May 23, 2011. Mr. Black was born in Pendergrass, GA, a son to the ...
Kory Thomas Potts, 23, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Kory Thomas Potts, 23, of Jefferson, Georgia who passed away Sunday May 22, 2011, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, af ...

Lumpkin

Eunice Gowan Phillips, 83, Dahlonega
Mrs. Eunice Gowan Phillips, age 83, of Dahlonega, Ga. died May 22, 2011. Memorial services are scheduled for 11am Saturday May 28th, 2011 at Banister Funeral Home Chapel in Dahlon ...
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.