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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 3rd, 2013

Dawson

Elaine C. Rinker, 91, Dawsonville
Elaine C. Rinker, 91 of Dawsonville, GA. (formally of Vero Beach, Fla.) passed away peacefully in her home October 3, 2013. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Rose ...

Forsyth

Benjamin "Ben" Luther Van Buren, 35 of Cumming, GA died on October 2, 2013. Born in Marietta, GA he was the son of Elizabeth Pittman Moss of Marietta, GA and Reed and Li ...
Betty Jane Finnemore, 77, Cumming
Betty Jane Finnemore, age 77, of Cumming, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013. Betty was a member of First Christian Church in Cumming. She worked at Forsyth Industries and late ...
Mary Clara Miller, 88, Cumming
Mary Clara Miller, 88, of Cumming, GA passed away on October 3, 2013. Born in Brookhaven, GA she was preceded in death by her husband, James Lewis Miller. She is survived by her so ...

Habersham

Hillside Memorial Chapel announces the death of Bill Sands, age 79, of Clarkesville. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Cla ...
Darlene Roberts Hill, 79, Demorest
Darlene Roberts Hill, age 79 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, October 03, 2013. Born in Habersham County on September 20, 1934, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Flossie M ...
Nora Jean Patrick, 68, Cornelia
Nora Jean Patrick, age 68, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2013. Those wishing to express online condolences to the Patrick family may do so by visiting o ...

Hall

Earldeen Gaddis, 81, Flowery Branch
Earldeen Gaddis age 81 of Flowery Branch passed away Thursday October 3, 2013. Complete arrangements to be announced by Ward's Funeral Home of Gainesville.
Earldeen J. (Debbie) Gaddis, 81, Flowery Branch
Earldeen J. (Debbie) Gaddis age 81 of Flowery Branch crossed over to be with her love ones on October 3, 2013.Graveside Services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday October 5, 201 ...
Shirley L. Draper Lewis, 88, Gainesville
Shirley L. Draper Lewis, age 88, of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at her residence following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, Octo ...

Lumpkin

Clyde Peck, 95, Gainesville
Rev. Clyde Peck, age 95, of Gainesville, GA died Thursday, October 3, 2013.Rev. Peck was a lifelong resident of Hall County. He was a former accountant for JD Jewell and Co., and ...

Stephens

Diane Evans Huff, 60, Toccoa
Mrs. Diane Evans Huff, age 60 of Toccoa, GA, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013 at her residence.A daughter of the late Eugene and Betty Evans, she was born November 13, 1952 in ...
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.