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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 15th, 2013

Dawson

Paulette Nichols, 56, Dawsonville
Paulette Nichols, age 56 of Dawsonville, passed away, Friday, February 15, 2013. She was a member of Silver City Baptist Church. Survivors include her children, Tonya Shirvani, Ant ...

Habersham

Betty Jo Slater Byrd, 79, Cornelia
Betty Jo Slater Byrd, age 79, of Cornelia, Georgia, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013, following a brief diagnosis of cancer. Ms. Byrd was born on April 5, 1933, in Carnesvi ...
Rowe Truman Hart, 89, Alto
Rowe Truman Hart, age 89 of Alto, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013, at Habersham County Medical Center. Born in Banks County on November 1, 1923, he was a son of the late Will ...

Hall

Herbert Brown (Kit) Braselton, Sr. of Braselton, Ga. died at home on February 15, 2013. He was born in Braselton Feb. 16, 1920. as the youngest son of Green Braselton and May Dunca ...

Jackson

Elaine Yankee Harber, 76, Commerce
Mrs. Elaine Yankee Harber, age 76 of Commerce died Friday, February 15, 2013 at her residence. Mrs. Harber was born in Rome, GA to the late, Richard Murrell Yankee, Sr. and Helen ...
Elena Beard Nash, 96, Commerce
Mrs. Elena Beard Nash, age 96, of Commerce, GA died Friday, February 15, 2013 at Alzheimer's Care of Commerce. Mrs. Nash was born in Dayton, TN to the late S. White and Harr ...
Maggie Paulette Stewart, 55, Jefferson
Mrs. Maggie Paulette Stewart, 55, of Jefferson, GA passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013 following a period of declining health. Born in Jackson County GA, she was the daughter ...

White

Mary Damera, 84, Cleveland
Mary Damera, age 84 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Damera was born March 23, 1928 in Charlotte, NC to 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.