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Local Obits for Fri. Jul 27th, 2012

Banks

Bonnie Sue Sullivan Hill, 92, Commerce
Bonnie Sue Sullivan Hill age 92 died July 27, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital. Mrs. Hill was the daughter of the late Reuben Lee Sullivan and Daisy Lee Brawner. She graduated fr ...

Forsyth

Don Stephens, 74, Dawsonville
Don Stephens, 74, of Dawsonville passed away Friday July 27, 2012 at his residence following a period of declining health. Born October 13, 1937 to the late Clyde and Madge Stephen ...

Gwinnett

Melvyn Henderson, 64, Suwanne
Melvyn Henderson of Suwanee, GA died Friday, July 27, 2012 due to complications of cancer with his wife and children at his side. His family and many special friends, as well as h ...

Hall

Irene E. Howard Cash, 86, Gainesville
Irene E. Howard Cash, age 86 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sund ...
Mrs. Jessie Merle Greenway Rider Garrett, age 84 of Oakwood, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Mon ...
Margaret Loraine Buffington, 84, Gainesville
Margaret Loraine Buffington age 84 of Gainesville passed away Friday July 27, 2012. Graveside Service 2:30 p.m. Sunday Lebanon U.M.C. Cemetery. Ward's Funeral Home 758 Main St ...
Robert L. Gaddis, 69, Flowery Branch
Mr. Robert L. Gaddis, age 69, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, July 27, 2012 surrounded by his family, following an extended illness.Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesda ...

Lumpkin

Kimberly Faith Stegemann, 48, Dahlonega
Mrs. Kimberly Faith Stegemann, age 48, of Dahlonega, GA, died July 27, 2012.A visitation for family and friends was held on July 29, 2012 at Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega.
Theresa Cantrell, 63, Dahlonega
Theresa Cantrell, age 63, of Dahlonega, GA died Friday July 27, 2012 at her home.Mrs. Cantrell was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin County. She was retired from the Burlin ...

White

Bonnie Bell Tripp, 81, Lithonia, formerly of Cleveland
Bonnie Bell Tripp, age 81 of Lithonia, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Friendship Health and Rehabilitation Center. Ms. Tripp was born November 10, 1930 in Cleveland, GA to ...
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
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.