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Local Obits for Wed. Sep 28th, 2011

Dawson

Eula Idelle Evans, 96, Dawsonville
Eula Idelle Evans, 96, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday September 28, 2011 at Gold City Convalescent Center following a period of declining health.Born December 15, 1914 in Ha ...

Forsyth

Donna Jean Edgil, 73, Cumming
Donna Jean Edgil, age 73, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2011. She attended River of Life Church of God. Donna was a medical receptionist for over 35 years worki ...

Gwinnett

Bessie Herrera, 92, Lawrenceville
Bessie Herrera, age 92 of Lawrenceville, GA died Wednesday, September 28, 2011 after an extended illness.Funeral Service will be held Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton ...

Habersham

Carrenia Pritchett Bonds, age 92 formerly of Baldwin, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at Habersham Home following an extended illness.Born on November 26, 1918 in Banks ...
Willard B. Garrison, 84, Cornelia
Willard B. Garrison, age 84, of Cornelia, GA, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at Habersham County Medical Center.Born in Banks County on September 08, 1927, he was a son ...

Hall

Burl Jackson Word, 85, Flowery Branch
Burl Jackson Word, husband of 57 years to Ruby Word, father of three, grandfather of eight, and friend or relative to many, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Wednesday, Septem ...
Isabelle Jackson, 76, Gainesville
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 1, 2011 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Mrs. Isabelle Jackson, 76 of Gainesville who passed a ...
Mattie Belle Duncan, 88, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Mattie Belle Duncan, 88, of Gainesville. Complete arrangements will be announced later.Those wishing to send online condo ...
Ralph J. Swafford, Gainesville
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces memorial services for Ralph J. Swafford of Gainesville who passed away on Wednesday at the Kindred Hospital in Atlanta. Born in Gwinnett Cou ...
Samuel Henry Forbes, 84, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Samuel Henry Forbes, 84, of Gainesville. Complete arrangements will be announced later.Those wishing to send online condo ...

Jackson

Eugene Halski, 91, Talmo
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Eugene "Gene" Halski, age 91, who died peacefully Wednesday September 28, 2011 at his assisted living residence in Athens. Liste ...
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
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.