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Local Obits for Mon. Jul 11th, 2011

Habersham

Carl Enso Tart, 62, Demorest
Funeral services for Carl Enso Tart, age 62 of Demorest, Ga. will be held 2 pm on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Charles Tart, Rev. Ricky Elrod, R ...
Dennis H. Estep, 65, Cornelia
Dennis H. Estep, age 65, of Cornelia, Georgia, formerly of Wewahitchka, Florida, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2011.Mr. Estep was born in Elizabethton, Tennessee, on December 16, ...
Francis I. Vaughn, 79, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces the death of Mrs. Francis I. Vaughn, 79 of Homer, died on Monday at the Northridge Medical Center in Commerce.Services will be conducted on ...

Hall

Bessie Naomi Miller Chandler, 94, Gainesville
Bessie Naomi Miller Chandler, 94, of J. Cain Rd Gainesville passed away July 11, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services will be held Wednesday July 13 ...
Melba Hall Johnson, 92, Oakwood
Mrs. Melba Hall Johnson, 92 of Oakwood formerly of Roswell, Georgia died Monday July 11, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Empire, Georgia, Mrs. Johnson had li ...
Samuel A. Hall, 78, Gainesville
Mr. Samuel A. Hall, age 78, of Gainesville passed away on Monday, July 11, 2011 following a sudden illness.Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011 in the cha ...

Jackson

Ruby Nelle Martin Rucker, 94, Commerce
Ruby Nelle Martin Rucker was born March 10, 1917 to the late Sydney and Emma Jane Martin in Conyers, Georgia. Ruby Nelle was saved at an early age and grew up in the church. When ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
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.