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Local Obits for Fri. May 6th, 2011

Dawson

Shirley Jackson Shirley, 71, Dawsonville
Shirley Jackson Shirley, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Friday May 6, 2011 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a sudden illness.Born April 27, 1940 in Hunnington, Arkansas to t ...

Forsyth

Helen Sanders Marshall, 88, Cumming
HELEN SANDERS MARSHALL, 88, of Cumming, Georgia passed away at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Home on Friday May 6th, 2011. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Mon ...
Hudson Tyler Sundgren, 5, Cumming
Hudson Tyler Sundgren, 5, of Cumming, GA died at home surrounded by his loving parents, Chris and Wendy Sundgren and his brother, Jackson. In addition to his parents and brother, ...
Irma Vila Betancourt, 77, Cumming
IRMA VILA BETANCOURT, 77, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday May 6th, 2011. She will be taken to San Juan, Puerto Rico for her final funeral arrangements. Puerto Rico Memori ...

Gwinnett

George A. Vollhaber, 95, Duluth
Mr. George A. Vollhaber, 95 yrs, of Duluth died May 6, 2011 following a period of declining health.Mr. Vollhaber was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on April 7, 1916. He was the Owner ...
Heung Sung Park, 58, Dacula
Heung Sung Park, age 58, of Dacula, GA, died on Friday, May 6, 2011 following an extended Illness. Funeral service will be held on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 11AM at Hamilton Mill Memo ...
Larry Virgil Beacham, 65, Buford
Larry Virgil Beacham, age 65 of Buford, GA, passed away when Jesus called him home on Thursday, May 5, 2011 after a long courageous battle with COPD. The funeral service will be he ...

Habersham

Michael Lee Birmingham, 80, Clarkesville
Masonic funeral services for Michael Lee Birmingham, age 80 of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, May 12, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with services conducte ...
Kathy Angela Marie Luna, 43, Mt. Airy
Kathy Angela Marie Luna, age 43, of Mt. Airy, Georgia, passed away on Friday, May 6, 2011, at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Luna was born on June 22, 1967, in ...
Willis R. "Bill" Trupp, 92, Cornelia
Willis R. "Bill" Trupp, age 92, of Cornelia, Georgia, formerly of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2011.Mr. Trupp was born on July 29, 1918, in Hastings ...

Hall

Rev. Selmon Gilleland, 85, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:00p.m. Sunday May 8 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Rev. Selmon Gilleland age 85 of Gainesville. The Rev. Ralph O. Smith will offici ...
Robert Muse Thorburn, 74, Gainesville
ROBERT MUSE THORBURN, 74 of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away on Saturday April 30th, 2011 at Northside Hospital Forsyth.He is survived by his loving wife Martha Sutton Thorburn; ...
Sharon Diane Bowen, 64, Ider, Alabama
Ms. Sharon Diane Bowen age 64 of Ider, Alabama passed away on May 6, 2011 at New Horizons West. Family will plan Memorial Services at a later date.

Jackson

Inez Dixon, 80, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home Commerce, Ga. announces the death of Inez Dixon 80 of Johns Creek, Ga. who died May 6, 2011. She was an amazing woman who was loved by all. She will be missed ...

Lumpkin

Edd Reid, 81, Dahlonega
Mr. Edd Reid, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA, died Tuesday May 3, 2011, at his residence.Edd was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County, was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Churc ...
Paul Leonard Carpenter, 75, Dahlonega
Paul Leonard Carpenter, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA, died May 6, 2011.Paul was born January 17, 1936 in Robbinsville, N.C.He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Carpen ...
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.