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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 8th, 2011

Dawson

Conrad A. "Buzz" Baer, 74, Dawsonville
Conrad A. "Buzz" Baer, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday September 8, 2011 at his residence following a battle with lung cancer.Born June 2, 1937 in Elwood City, PA ...

Habersham

John Henry Ferguson, 70, Demorest
Mr. John Henry Ferguson, age 70, of Demorest, passed away Thursday, September 08, 2011 at Grady Memorial Hospital. Mr. Ferguson was born on February 5, 1941 to the late Andrew Jack ...

Hall

Dr. Gwendolyn B. Mundy, 82, Oakwood
Gwendolyn B. Mundy, age 82, of Oakwood passed away Thursday, September 8, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after years of declining health following a stroke. She was prec ...
Ronald Philip Brooks, 64, Oakwood
Ronald "Ronnie" Philip Brooks, age 64, of Oakwood passed away on Thursday, September 08, 2011.Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 3:00pm from th ...

Jackson

Frances Geraldine Boswell, 74, Maysville
Mrs. Frances Geraldine Boswell, age 74 of Maysville died Thursday, September 8, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Boswell was born in Commerce to the late, Clyde and ...
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Howard Thomas "Fuzz" Ervin, 72, of Bethlehem who passed away at his residence on Wednesday. Born in Morgan County, he ...

Stephens

Peggy Leigh Walker, 45, Toccoa
Peggy Leigh Walker was born October 1st, 1965 in Toccoa, GA and passed away on Thursday, September 8th, 2011. She served in the United States Navy for three years from 1985 until 1 ...
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.