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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 2nd, 2013

Dawson

Lois Virginia Bowen Hester, 85, Dawsonville
Lois Virginia Bowen Hester, age 85, of Dawsonville, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013. She liked to sew, read and loved the outdoors. Lois was preceded in death by her husban ...

Forsyth

Georgianna Ball, 61, Cumming
Georgianna Ball, "Gigi", age 61, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013. Born in Oklahoma City, Gigi was a respected business owner of a Norcross manufacturi ...
Nathan Len Headrick, 36, Cumming
Nathan Len Headrick, 36, of Cumming, GA died on October 2, 2013. Born in Atlanta, GA he was the son of Gary and Bonnie Headrick of Cumming, GA.Nathan was a loving son, brother and ...
Virginia Abi Garrett, 100, Cumming
Virginia Abi Garrett, age 100, of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013. She was an active member of Bethlehem Baptist Church since 1925. Virginia is preceded in death ...

Gwinnett

Mrs. Pamela Ann Hall Mertes, age 69, of Dacula, GA passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013. She is survived by her husband of thirty four years, Michael Mertes, Dacula, GA; childre ...

Habersham

Clifford Loy Sanford Smith, 71, Clarkesville
Graveside service for Clifford Loy Sanford Smith, age 71, of Clarkesville will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM from the Clarkesville Memorial Cemetery. The fami ...
Jo Wikle Cook, 72, Clarkesville
Funeral service for Jo Wikle Cook, age 72, of the Batesville Community, Clarkesville, will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 5, 2013 from the Providence Baptist Church. Interm ...
Kenneth Wayne Pennington, 80, Clarkesville
Kenneth Wayne Pennington, age 80 (1933-2013), went home to be with his Heavenly Father on October 2, 2013. His loving and devoted wife of almost four decades, Linda Ward Penningto ...
Marshall McMahan, 77, Mt. Airy
Marshall McMahan, age 77, of Mount Airy, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, following a sudden illness.Mr. McMahan was born in Celo, North Carolina on October 18, 1935, to th ...

Hall

Janice Allene Hatfield Burgess, age 74, of Dahlonega, GA died Wednesday, October 2, 2013.Janice was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County where she was co-owner with her late husba ...
Mildred M Ortner, 93, Gainesville
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Lanier Village Estates for Mrs. Mildred M. Ortner, 93, of Gainesville, GA. Little & Davenport Fun ...

Jackson

Frances Virginia King, 68, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ms. Frances Virginia King, 68, of Jefferson who passed away Wednesday October 2, 2013. Ms. King was born in Monroe, Ga., a daughter of the ...
Margaret 'Peggy' Frank, 67, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margaret "Peggy" Frank, age 67, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, after an extended illness. Mrs ...
Margaret Pardue Frank, 67, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Margaret Pardue Frank, age 67, of Jefferson, who passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.Funeral Services are Pending at this time. ...

Stephens

Mrs. Gaynelle Fitzgerald Collins, age 78 of 1055 Old Carnes Creek Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Oaks at Scenic View, Baldwin, Georgia.A daughter o ...

White

Joel Francis Klinger, 63, Cleveland
Joel Francis Klinger, age 63, of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away October 02, 2013 at his residence from complications of cancer. He was born in Berlin, Wisconsin on August 31, 195 ...
Opal Mae Holcomb Wimpy, 77, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Opal Mae Holcomb Wimpy, age 77 of Cleveland. Mrs. Wimpy passed away, October 2, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical ...
Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
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.