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Local Obits for Sun. Jun 12th, 2011

Forsyth

Lydia Martin, 91, Cumming
Lydia Martin, age 91, of Cumming, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold Leroy Martin. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sh ...

Habersham

ElvaDean Hall Gunn, 75, Demorest
ElvaDean Hall Gunn, age 75, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2011, at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Gunn was born on ...

Hall

Dennis Richard Pittman, age 76 of Lula, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesda ...
Garnett Benjamin Grier, age 74, of Lula, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011 at his residence.Born in Hall County, GA on March 09, 1937, he was the son of the late Alvin and Belle Ar ...
Larry J. Fortner, 63, Hoschton
Larry J. Fortner age 63, of Hoschton, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2011. Larry enjoyed working on all things including his garden. He loved his family and grandchildren. Mr. F ...
Robert Melvin Burruss, age 62, of Lula passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2011. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday from the chapel of Little Davenport Funeral Home with Rev. D ...
Sara E. Henson, 92, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held 3:00pm Tuesday June 14,2011 at Bethany Baptist Church for Sara E. Henson, 92 of Gainesville. Rev. Lamar Purcell and Rev. Charles Buice will officiate ...

Jackson

Mae Parr Carlan, 79, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Mae Parr Carlan, 79, of Maysville who died on Sunday at the Northridge Medical Center in Commerce. Born in Jackson County, she w ...

Lumpkin

R J Martin, 65, Dalonega
Mr. R J Martin, age 65, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday, June 12, 2011 at his home following an extended illness.R J lived most of his life in Lumpkin County He was a retired truck dr ...
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.