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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 30th, 2012

Barrow

Hoyt Freeman Martin, Jr., age 74, of Winder passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Hoyt loved to fix things, work in the yard and to go fishing. He went to his Heavenly Home peace ...

Dawson

Golda Burt Heard, 84, Dawsonville
Golda Burt Heard, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Tuesday October 30, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.Born August 12, 1928 to the late Wiley and Ola Berry, she w ...

Habersham

Aaron C. "Bud" Bryson, 88, Demorest
Aaron C. "Bud" Bryson, age 88, of Demorest, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Mr. Bryson was born in Towns County, Georgia, on April 25, 1924, to the lat ...
Denis Gauthier, 72, Demorest
Denis Gauthier, age 72 of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012. Born in Wotton, Quebec on July 23, 1940, he was the son of the late Philias and Lia Drapeau Gauthier. In ...

Hall

Bobby Gene Edmonds, 74, Gainesville
Bobby Gene Edmonds, age 74 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ...
Dolores Velasquez, 60, Gainesville
Dolores Velasquez, age 60 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at her residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled f ...
Fatima Veronica Gutierrez, 22, Gainesville
Fatima Veronica Gutierrez, age 22 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral s ...
Kara Lynn Adams Villyard, 58, Gainesville
Kara Lynn Adams Villyard, age 58 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
Rickey Dwayne Bryan, age 51 of Lula, passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral services are sc ...
Robert Wesley Tidwell, Sr, 54, Gainesville
Robert Wesley Tidwell, Sr., age 54 of Gainesville, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at his residence following a prolonged illness. Memorial services ar ...

Jackson

Albert Eugene Sorrow, 78, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Albert Eugene Sorrow age 78 of Commerce who passed away at Northridge Medical Center on Tuesday evening. Mr. Sorrow is the son of the l ...
Sarah Frances Elrod, 81, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Sarah Frances Elrod age 81 of Commerce who passed away at her residence on Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Elrod was the daughter of the late ...
W.C. Hosch, 90, Braselton
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. W.C. Hosch, age 90, of Braselton, who passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.Born in Jackson County, Georgia, Mr. Hosch was a son of ...

Lumpkin

Evelyn R. Hunt, 89, Dahlonega
Evelyn R. Hunt, age 89, of Dahlonega died October 30, 2012. Evelyn was born in Bronx, New York in 1923. She met and married her husband Robert (Bob) in NY and shortly thereafter th ...
Mrs. Hattie Lucille Summerour Reeves, age 89, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County), died Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Gold City Convalescent Center in Dahlonega.Mrs. Reeves was a na ...
Waymon Thomas Sims, 75, Dahlonega
Mr. Waymon Thomas Sims, age 75, of Dahlonega, GA, died Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at his home.Mr. Sims was a native of Winder, GA who had lived in Lumpkin County for the past 14 yea ...
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.