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Local Obits for Mon. Feb 20th, 2012

Hall

Cynthia Vandiver Hammond, 56, Gainesville
Cynthia Vandiver Hammond, age 56 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funeral ...
Donald Tritt, 93, Lula
Reverend Donald Tritt, age 93, of Lula, Georgia, passed away Monday, February 20, 2012 at his residence.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at C ...
Robert Allen Scott, 80, Flowery Branch
Mr. Robert Allen Scott, age 80, of Flowery Branch, passed away February 20, 2012 at home surrounded by his family.Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 25, 2012 fr ...
Robert Scott Sosebee, 40, Gainesville
Robert Scott Sosebee, age 40 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2012 at his residence following a sudden illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...
Ruth Eloise Freeman Bennett, 84, Gillsville
Ruth Eloise Freeman Bennett, age 84 of Gillsville, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are s ...
Shadron Borders, 35, Gainesville
Mr. Shadron Borders, age 35 of Gainesville, GA passed away on February 21, 2012.He was preceeded in death by is father, Steve Borders, Jr. He leave to cherish his memories his mo ...
Mr. Thomas Joseph Byrnes, Jr., 63 of Lula died February 20, 2012 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A native of Athens, Georgia, Mr. Byrnes had lived in Gainesville since 196 ...

Lumpkin

Williams Giles McNeill, 81, Dahlonega
Mr. William Giles McNeill, age 81, of Dahlonega, GA died Feb. 20.No services planned at this time.Banister Funeral Home, Dahlonega.
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.