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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 29th, 2011

Banks

Beverly (Bev) Thompson, 79, Maysville
Mr. Beverly (Bev) Thompson, age 79 of Maysville, GA died Monday, August 29, 2011 at Northridge Medical Center. Mr. Thompson was born in Goodwater, AL to the late, Aldrich and Ada ...
Edith Grace Banks, 89, Homer
Edith Grace Banks, age 89, of Homer, Georgia, passed away on Monday, August, 29, 2011, at the Athens Regional Medical Center.Miss Banks was born on September 3, 1921, in Franklin C ...

Forsyth

Billy Lee Hopkins, 75, Johns Creek
Billy Lee Hopkins, PhD, emeritus professor of psychology and resident of Johns Creek, GA passed away Monday August 29, 2011 at Peachtree Christian Hospice of Duluth. The Cause of d ...
Mary Frances Kennemore, 75, Cumming
Mary Frances Kennemore, age 75, of Cumming, passed away Monday, August 29, 2011. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Wallac ...

Gwinnett

Billie Lee Hopkins, 75, Duluth
Billie Lee Hopkins, 75, of Duluth, Georgia passed away on Monday August 29th, 2011.The family will be announcing a Celebration of Life Memorial Service to be held at a later date.A ...

Habersham

Ruth E. Hill, 86, Clarkesville
Ruth E. Hill, age 86, of Clarkesville, Georgia, formerly of Urbana, Illinois, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2011, at her residence following an extended illness.Mrs. Hill was b ...

Hall

Radnall Jackson, 51, Gainesville
Radnall Jackson, age 51, of Gainesville, Ga died Saturday, August 27, 2011. Arrangements to be announced by Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, 770-536-3251
Ruth 'Maw Maw' Hudgins, 88, Gainesville
Mrs. Ruth 'Maw Maw' Hudgins, 88 of Gainesville died Monday August 29, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mrs. Hudgins was th ...
William Pittman Roberts, 89, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at First Methodist Church in Gainesville for Mr. William "Bill" Pittman Roberts, 89, of Gainesville ...

Lumpkin

Robert L. Reagan, Jr, 63, Dahlonega
Robert L. Reagan, Jr., 63, of Dahlonega, GA passed away Monday, August 29, 2011at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA. Mr. Reagan was born in Millen, GA and graduated from Sava ...

White

Kenneth Ted Blalock, 50, Cleveland
Mr.Kenneth Ted Blalock age 50 of Cleveland passed away Saturday August 27, 2011 at Landmark Hospital in Athens. Mr. Blalock was born in Hall County the son of the late J.W. and Wi ...
Mary Ruth Nix, 92, Cleveland
Mary Ruth Nix age 92 of Cleveland passed away Monday August 29, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Nix was born March 21, 1919 in White County to the late Gu ...
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.