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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 6th, 2011

Forsyth

Jessie Lee Fagan, 90, Cumming
Jessie Lee Fagan, age 90, a lifelong resident of Forsyth County, passed away Monday, June 6, 2011. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. Jessie is preceded in death by ...
Y-vonna Marie Krekel, 52, Cumming
Y-vonna Marie Krekel, 52, of Cumming, GA passed away on June 6th, 2011 at Embracing Hospice. She was predeceased by her son, Daniel Lee Krekel, father and brother.She is survived b ...

Habersham

Dorothy Crow Erwin, 86, Cornelia
Dorothy Crow Erwin, age 86, of Cornelia, Georgia passed away on Monday, June 6, 2011, at Habersham County Medical Center.Mrs. Erwin was born on February 23, 1925, in Habersham Coun ...
Zell Rogers Sims, 94, Baldwin
Zell Rogers Sims, age 94, of Baldwin, Georgia passed away on Monday, June 6, 2011, at Habersham Home West in Demorest, Georgia. Mrs. Sims was born on January 8, 1917, in Towns Coun ...

Hall

Bertie Prather, 83, Gainesville
Bertie Prather, age 83, of Gainesville, died Monday, June 6, 2011. Arrangements to be announced by Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, 770-536-3251
Memorial Services are scheduled for 4:00p.m. Wednesday June 8, 2011 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Charles Edward "Eddie" Burruss, age 68 of Gainesville. ...
Memorial services honoring the life of Chesley George "C.G." Williams, Sr., age 92, of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville, will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, June 9, ...
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Chris Peck, 41, who passed away June 6, 2011 Complete arrangements will be announced by Little & Davenport Funeral Ho ...
Doris "Dot Dot" Williamson, 84, Gainesville
Doris "Dot Dot" Williamson, age 84, of Gainesville, Georgia, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, June 06, 2011 following an extended illness.Mrs. ...

Jackson

Carlotta A. Shields, 39, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Carlotta A. Shields, age 39, of Jefferson, who passed away on June 6, 2011. Mrs. Shields was born in Jackson County, a daughter to Ma ...
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.