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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 4th, 2013

Forsyth

Darby Johnson, 89, Cumming
Mr. Darby Johnson, age 89, of Cumming, GA passed away on Friday, October 4, 2013. He was the son of Dock Pullen Johnson and Claudine Williford born March 29, 1924 in Atlanta, GA. ...
Lorraine Elsie Osborne, 88, Cumming
Lorraine Elsie Osborne was welcomed home by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on October 4th, 2013 at the age of 88. Lorraine was born in Wisconsin but left for the big city of Chi ...

Habersham

Claude Henry Marcus, 80, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Claude Henry Marcus, age 80, of Clarkesville will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 6, 2013 from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Raymond Payne will off ...

Hall

George Flemon Shirley, Jr., 86, Gainesville
George Flemon Shirley, Jr., age 86 of Gainesville, passed away early Friday Morning, October 4, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Graveside service ...
Doris Young, 87, Flowery Branch
Doris Young, 87, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, October 4, 2013. Complete arrangements will be announced later. Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville H ...
Ellen Payne Dalton, 78, Sandy Springs
Ellen Payne Dalton, age 78 of Sandy Springs, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013, at her residence. Born in Banks County on September 8, 1935, she was a daughter of the late Clyd ...
James (Jimmy) Millwood, 71, Flowery Branch
Mr. James "Jimmy" Millwood, 71, of Flowery Branch passed away on October 4, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Born in Cumming, GA, he was the son of the late Eugen ...
Jeanne M. Flannery, 77, Gainesville
Ms. Jeanne M. Flannery, age 77, of Gainesville passed away Friday, October 4, 2013 at New Horizons

Jackson

Walter Hodges Tonge, Jr., 71, Jefferson
Mr. Walter Hodges Tonge, Jr. age 71 of Jefferson died Wednesday, October 4, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Tonge is the son of Hilda Blackstock Tonge of Jefferson and the late, Walter ...

Lumpkin

Hazel Louise Mincey Beck, 86, Dahlonega
Hazel Louise Mincey Beck, age 86, of Dahlonega, GA died Friday, October 4, 2013.Hazel lived most of her life in Lumpkin County, and worked at Gold Kist for many years. A member of ...

Stephens

Mrs. Barbara Williams Digiacomo, age 73 of 1410 Rock Creek Road, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013 at her residence.A daughter of Dorothy Grant Williams and the ...

White

Gladys Yvonne Garrett, 75, Cleveland
Mrs. Gladys Yvonne (Vonzie) Garrett age 75 of Cleveland passed away Friday, October 04, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Vonzie was born on July 5th, 1938 to the late Harv ...
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.