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Local Obits for Sun. Jan 8th, 2012


Ann Zitone, 76, Cumming
Ann Zitone, 76, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 8th, 2012.At this time there is not any services to be announced.Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home & Cremati ...
Gary Vincent Moore, 66, Cumming
Gary Vincent Moore, 66, of Lake Worth, FL (and formerly of Cumming, GA) died on January 8, 2012. Born in Jamaica, NY he was the son of the late Charles and Gertrude Moore.He is su ...


GINA BACKSTROM, Lawrenceville
GINA BACKSTROM, 51, of Lawrenceville passed away on Saturday, January 7th, 2012.At this time there is not any services to be announced.Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home & Crem ...


Frieda Marnett Clark, 60, Gainesville
Freida Marnett Clark, age 60 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2011 at Willowood Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral service ...
Jeanette Hanie, 84, Gainesville
Ms. Jeanette E. Hanie, age 84 of Gainesville, passed away on Sunday, January 08, 2012 at New Horizons North following an extended illness.Funeral services will be scheduled for Thu ...
John Mullings, 44, Lula
John Mullings, age 44, of Lula passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, Januar ...
John Mullins, Lula
John Mullins of Lula Ga passed away Sunday January 8, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness.
Malcolm Stauffer, 79, Oakwood
Malcolm Reuel Stauffer, age 79 of Oakwood, Georgia passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funer ...
Mattie Mae Young Millsap, 90, Gainesville
Homegoing services for Mrs. Mattie Mae Young Millsap 90 of Gainesville, Georgia will be held, Saturday, January 14, 2012, 11:30 am at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 4000 Thurmond Tanne ...


Barbara Sue Grant Rider, 61, Dahlonega
Barbara Sue Grant Rider, 61 years old, died peacefully on Sunday, January 8, 2012, surrounded by family and friends after courageously battling Cancer.She was born in Dahlonega and ...
Jean Ella Wiggins, 86, Dahlonega
Mrs. Jean Ella Wiggins, age 86, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday, January 8, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA.Mrs. Wiggins was a born May 18, 1925 in Cha ...
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
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.