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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 16th, 2012

Habersham

Lillie Ruth Dodd Tumlin, age 68 of Alto, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2012. Born in Cumming, Georgia on June 10, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Robert Andy and Sarah El ...
William Dewey Hallford, 85, Clarkesville
Mr. William Dewey "Willie" Hallford, age 85 of Clarkesville, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Habe ...

Hall

Trina Warren, 29, Gainesville
Trina Warren, age 29 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Grady Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.Memorial services are schedu ...

Jackson

Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Velma L. Youngblood Williamson, 92, of Commerce, GA. Mrs. Williamson passed away on Monday October 15th, at Northridge Health and Rehab Ce ...
Winifred Gulley Chandler, 95, Commerce
Mrs. Winifred Gulley Chandler, age 95, of Commerce, GA died Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Senic View Nursing Home. Mrs. Chandler was born in Franklin County to the late Lon C. and ...

Other

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Calvin Vinson Ogletree, 80, of Athens, Ga., who passed away Tuesday October 16, 2012.Mr. Ogletree was born in Jackson County, Ga., a s ...
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.