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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 3rd, 2012

Forsyth

Gordon Kelly Anderson, 81, Cumming
Gordon Kelly Anderson, age 81, of Cumming, passed away Feb. 3. He retired from the Fulton County Department of Corrections after 32 years of service. Gordon was also a veteran of t ...
R.G. Lackey, 83, Cumming
R.G. Lackey, 83, of Cumming passed away Feb. 3. He lived most of his adult life in Chamblee, where he worked at General Motors, General Electric and owned and operated several gaso ...
Sharon Eleanor McVicar, 57, Cumming
Sharon Eleanor McVicar of Cumming, GA passed away on February 3, 2012. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at McDonald & Son Funeral Home i ...

Habersham

Linda Kay Chaffin, 54, Baldwin
Linda Kay Chaffin, age 54, of Baldwin, passed away Feb. 3 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on July 22, 1957, she was a daughter of the late George and ...
Paul C. Ivie, 77, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Paul C. Ivie, age 77, of Clarkesville, will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at 2:00 PM from the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Leon Miller ...
Mr. William Douglas "Doug" Barnett, age 88, of Demorest, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 03, 2012, following a sudden illness. Mr. Barnett was born in Jefferson, ...

Hall

Arlis Braswell, 64, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday February 5, 2012, at Spirit Baptist church for Mr. Arlis Braswell, 64, of Gainesville. Rev. Barry Payne, Rev. Danny Ray Martin an ...
Evelyn Rodick, 94, Hoschton
Mrs. Evelyn Rodick, age 94, of Hoschton, passed away Friday, February 3, 2012. She is survived by her daughter Mickey Englett and husband Wayne of Hoschton; sister Irene Buchholz o ...
J. Bob Howington, 75, Gainesville
Mr. J. Bob Howington, age 75, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away peacefully at his home following an aggressive case of melanoma, but for most of his life he enjoyed exemplary he ...

Jackson

Ruth Trammell Smith, 83, Jefferson
Ruth Trammell Smith, age 83, of Jefferson died Feb. 3, at Hill Haven Nursing Home. Mrs. Smith was born in Jefferson to the late Floyd and Mattie Dowdy Trammell. She was a member of ...
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.