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Local Obits for Tue. Oct 29th, 2013

Forsyth

David Lewis Hamby, 76, Cumming
David Lewis Hamby, age 76, of Cumming, GA died October 29, 2013. Mr. Hamby, a native of Cumming, was the son of the late Lewis Franklin & Ellene Mullinax Hamby. He was also pre ...
Terrell H. Higgins, 82, Cumming
Terrell H. Higgins, age 82, and a native of Forsyth County, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 following a long term illness. He was a loving husband, father, and very special P ...

Gwinnett

Frank Alexander Sbrocco received eternal peace on October 29th. He was preceded in death by his parents Jennie and Dominic Sbrocco and sister-in-law, Eleanor Sbrocco. He is surviv ...
Philip Wayne Birchall, 50, Lawrenceville
Philip Wayne Birchall, age 50, of Lawrenceville passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Funeral Services will be held 12:30 pm Friday, November 1, 2013 at Oakwood Baptist Church, 42 ...
Rita Streetman, 82, Suwanee
Rita Streetman, age 82, of Suwanee, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buck Streetman; son, Michael Streetman; sister, Rebecca Smith. ...

Habersham

Aileen Haley Conn, 55, Clarkesville
Mrs. Aileen Haley Conn, age 55, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born September 30, 1958 in Athens, GA, she was a dau ...

Hall

Ivie Funeral Home of Commerce announces the services for Inez Josephine O'Kelley Watkins of Lula who passed away on Tuesday October 29th, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Health Syst ...
Ruby Martin Samples, 93, Gainesville
Ruby Martin Samples, age 93 of Gainesville, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Southern Traditions in Buchanan, Georgia following an extended illness. ...
Sandra (Sandy) Overbeck, 78, Flowery Branch
Sandra (Sandy) Overbeck, 78, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on October 29, 2013. She was preceded in death by husband of twenty eight years, Donald Overbeck, parents, William a ...

Jackson

Roger Wesley Sears, 52, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, announces services for Roger Wesley Sears, age 52 of Commerce, who passed away on Tuesday October 29th, 2013 at Athens Regional Medical Center.Mr. Sear ...

Lumpkin

Charles Vandervender, 72, Dahlonega
Charles Vandervender 72 of Dahlonega passed away on 10/29/2013. Graveside service at 4 PM on 10/30/2013 at Antioch church.
Zak McConnell, 26, Dahlonega
Zak McConnell, age 26, of Dahlonega, GA, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Zak was a lifelong resident of Lumpkin County and an accomplished musician. He was a teaching assist ...

Other

Gladys Marie White Woods, 93, Fayetteville
Gladys Marie White Woods, age 93, of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Doctors Hospice of Georgia.Born on November 07, 1919 in Banks County, she was a ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William "Bill" Ralph Robarts, Jr., 76, of Carnesville, Ga., who passed away on October 29, 2013.Mr. Robarts was born in Tamp ...

White

Clarence Earl Sible, 70, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Clarence Earl Sible, age 70 of Cleveland. Mr. Sible passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Funeral arrangements are i ...
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.