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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 13th, 2011

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Mae Bell Wall, 65, Winder
Mae Bell Wall, age 65, of Winder, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011. Mae is preceded in death by her daughter, Johanna Corbin; father and mother, Clayton and Clara Flanagan; ...

Forsyth

Andreas Ruck, 80, Cumming
Andreas (Andy) Ruck, 80 years old of Cumming, GA, passed away September 13, 2011. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 57 years, Maria Ruck, and his two children, Thom ...
Leman James Mills, 82, Forsyth
Leman James Mills, age 82 a native of Forsyth County, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Mills was retired from General Motors. He was preced ...
Lillie Bell Simons, 80, Cumming
Lillie Bell Simons, age 80, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Simons and her brother, Leon Edward Farmer. ...

Habersham

Cynthia Virginia Payne Reaghard, age 64 of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011, at the Oaks at Scenic View. Born in Stephens County on June 12, 1947, she was the daug ...
Katie Wasson Frech, 92, Cornelia
Katie Wasson Frech, age 92, of Cornelia, GA, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at her residence.Born in Plant City, FL on August 14, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Walt ...
Scott Mitchell Craven, 41, Mt. Airy
Scott Mitchell Craven, age 41, of Mt. Airy, GA, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at Habersham County Medical Center.Born in Toccoa, GA on April 18, 1970, he was a son of Wal ...

Hall

Barbara Ann Ford Ramey, 57, Gainesville
Mrs. Barbara Ann Ford Ramey, age 57, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center..A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:0 ...
Edna Earle Lowry Wroe, 87, Cumming
Edna Earle Lowry Wroe, age 87, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011. She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Wroe.Survivors include her children, Edmund Wroe ...
Ellen Williams, 63, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held Friday September 16, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Wards Funeral Home. for Mrs. Ellen Williams 63, of Gainesville who died September 13, 2011.Rev. ...

Jackson

Bonnie Haynes, 69, Jefferson
Bonnie Haynes, age 69, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011.Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuner ...
Connie Haynes, 69, Jefferson
Connie Haynes, age 69, of Jefferson passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfun ...
Kimberly Potts Smith, 49, Nicholson
Mrs. Kimberly Potts Smith age 49 of Nicholson died Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at her residence. Mrs. Smith was born in Silva, NC to Larry Potts (Celeste) and Jean Childers. Mrs ...

Rabun

Lola Bernice English Thompson Williams passed away at her residence Tuesday, September 13, 2011.She was born to parents, Freeman and Ina English on September 14, 1922. Bernice was ...

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Effie Payne Black, 96, Cleveland
Mrs. Effie Jane Payne Black, age 96 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Black was born September 12, 1915 in Stephens Co ...
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.