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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 11th, 2013

Forsyth

Reese Coleman Roberts, 62, Cumming
Reese Coleman Roberts age 62 of Cumming passed away Friday January 11, 2013. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.

Gwinnett

Hugh H. Cantrell, 84, Buford
Mr. Hugh H. Cantrell, age 84, of Buford, GA passed away Friday, January 11, 2013. He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Hugh Cantrell; his parents, two brothers and sisters ...

Habersham

Forester Little Hodges, 78, Mt. Airy
Memorial services for Forester Little Hodges age 78, of Mt. Airy, GA will be held Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. The family will receive ...

Hall

Carol Jean Sampson Pokorny, 86, Gainesville
The angels rejoiced on Friday, January 11, 2013 as Carol Jean Sampson Pokorny reunited with her loving husband of 63 years Robert in the presence of Almighty God. Born in 1926 to N ...
Carol S. Pokorny, 86, Gainesville
Carol S. Pokorny age 86 of Gainesville, Ga passed away on Friday January 11, 2013. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesvi ...
Mr. William Eugene "Winfred" Grizzle, 82, of Clermont passed away Friday January 11, 2013 following a period of declining health. Born on August 4, 1930, in Hall County, ...

Jackson

Dora Parazada Smith, 74, Jefferson
Dora Parazada Smith, age 74, of Jefferson passed away Friday, January 11, 2013. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 7 ...
Dorothy M. Hotte, 88, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Dorothy M. Hotte, 88 of Commerce/ Carnesville who passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013 at the Northridge Medical Center.Mrs. ...

Lumpkin

Lewis William Haygood, 83, Suches
Lewis William Haygood, age 83, of Suches, GA, passed away Friday, January 11, 2013. Lewis had moved from Jonesboro to his home in Suches in 1992. He was retired from the Ford Motor ...
Melanie J. Kemp, 64, Dahlonega
Melanie J. Kemp, 64, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2013 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA. Private memorial service will be held at a later date ...

White

William Samuel Dixon, 65, Cleveland
William Samuel Dixon, age 65 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, January 11, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Dixon was born December 30, 1947 in Clarkesville ...
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.