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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 11th, 2013

Dawson

Jay Steven Lowman, 86, Dawsonville
Jay Steven Lowman, 86, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday December 11, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Born February 6, 1927 to th ...
Richard L. Setterberg, 82, Dawsonville
Richard L. Setterberg, 82, of Dawsonville, GA passed away Wednesday December 11, 2013 at his residence following a period of declining health.Born May 15, 1931 in Minneapolis, Minn ...

Habersham

John Thomas Norman, 68, Mt. Airy
John Thomas Norman, age 68, of Mt. Airy, Georgia passed away peacefully following an extended illness on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Mr. Norman was born in Panama City, Florida on ...

Hall

Thelma Beatrice Bell, 79, Braselton
Thelma Beatrice Bell, age 79, of Braselton passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Mrs. Bell served 25 years as a secretary/bookeeper in Jackson County Elementary and High Schools ...
Dr. William (Bill) Franklin Helms, Jr., age 66, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...

Lumpkin

Faye Walker Housley, 80, Dahlonega
Faye Walker Housley, 80 passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at her residence. She was a native and lifelong resident of Dahlonega, GA. She was a loving wife, mother, and gr ...

White

Barbara Ann Mueller, 74, White
Mrs. Barbara Ann Mueller, 74, of Cleveland, GA. passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center after having been in declining health since the ...
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.