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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 19th, 2012

Forsyth

Kenneth Wayne McWhorter, 58 of Cumming, GA passed away on January 19, 2012. Born in Atlanta, GA, he is the son of the late John and Rosa McWhorter, Sr. He is survived by his wife, ...
Lois Grogan Wallis, 97, Cumming
Lois Grogan Wallis, age 97, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2012. She was the oldest living member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husba ...
Margaret T. Merritt, 93, Cumming
Margaret T. Merritt, age 93, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2012. She was a member of First Baptist Church Cumming. She was preceded in death by her first husband, J ...

Gwinnett

George E. "Eddie" Denson Jr, 62, Sugar Hill
George E. "Eddie" Denson Jr., age 62 of Sugar Hill, GA died Thursday, January 19, 2012 following an extended illness. Funeral service will be held Sunday, January 22, 201 ...
Linda Hinds Roberts, 66, Buford
hLinda Hinds Roberts, age 66, of Buford, GA passed away January 19, 2012. She was born January 25, 1945 in Chattanooga, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, CWO William T ...

Habersham

Lois Gail Richter, 59, Baldwin
Lois Gail Richter, age 59, of Baldwin passed away Thursday, January 19, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfu ...
Maude Irene Blair Nicholson, 83, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Maude Irene Blair Nicholson, age 83 of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 22, 2012 from the Hills Crossing Baptist Church. Rev. Walter Si ...

Hall

Ashari Malone Slaughter, inf, Gainesville
Ashari Malone Slaughter infant of Gainesville, Ga died , Thursday January 19, 2012. Professional services entrusted to Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, 770-536-3251
Generoso Gelormino, 78, Flowery Branch
Mr. Generoso Gelormino, age 78, of Flowery Branch, passed away January 19, 2012. Graveside Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Memorial Park South Cemetery. ...
Judy Marie Cantrell, 58, Gainesville
Judy Marie Cantrell age 58 of Gainesville passed away Thursday January 19, 2012. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Judy Marie Woodall Cantrell, 58, Gainesville
Judy Marie Woodall Cantrell, 58 of Gainesville, passed away Jan. 19, 2012 following an extended illness. Visitation will be Jan. 23, 2012 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the funeral h ...
Mary Elaine Riley, 43, Gainesville
Ms. Mary Elaine Riley of Gainesville Ga., passed away on January 19, 2012. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Bethel Church of The Nazarene Church at 11am. P ...
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
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.