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Local Obits for Tue. Apr 9th, 2013

Forsyth

James Wallace Rhodes, 85, Cumming
James Wallace Rhodes, Sr., age 85, of Cumming, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He was born August 10, 1927 in Columbus, GA. He attended The University of Florida on a GI bill a ...
Shirley Mae Potts, 85, Cumming
Mrs. Shirley Mae Potts, age 85, of Cumming, formerly of Bedminster, NJ, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Survivors include her daughters, Ruth Reifsnyder, Barbara Morgan, Nancy ...

Gwinnett

Steven L. Tench, 49, Buford
Mr. Steven L. Tench, age 49, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin C. Tench. He is survived by his daughters, Nora Ash ...

Habersham

Helen M. Kiley Garvey, 90, Baldwin
Helen M. Kiley Garvey, age 90, of Baldwin, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Habersham Home West.Mrs. Garvey was born on May 6, 1922, in Boston, Massachusetts. She ...

Hall

Donelda Eileen Alcorn-Henderson, 75, Flowery Branch
Ms. Donelda Eileen Alcorn-Henderson, age 75, of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Memorial Services will be held at a ...
Pauline Dunagan Conner, 83, Gainesville
Mrs. Pauline Dunagan Conner, 83 of Gainesville died Tuesday April 9, 2013 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Mrs. Conner had lived in Hall County f ...
Revis D. Blakeney, Jr, 60, Greeneville, TN, formerly of Gainesville
Revis D. Blakeney Jr., age 60, owner of Cloneworks Computers and Networking went to be with the Lord Tuesday afternoon after a courageous battle with cancer. Revis was raised in Ga ...
Wayne Lovett, 68, Gainesville
Mr. Wayne Lovett, age 68, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. He is survived by his children, Jeff Lovett, Buford, GA, Kerri Lovett, Flowery Branch, GA and Lo ...

Lumpkin

Stephen Brent Waters, 33, Dahlonega
Stephen Brent Waters, 33, of Dahlonega passed away Tuesday April 9, 2013.Born October 25, 1979, Mr. Waters was a native of Dawson County and had lived in Lumpkin County for the pas ...

White

Heinz Adolf Potschka, 71, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Heinz A. Potschka, age 71 of Cleveland. Mr. Potschka passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013. Memorial services are scedul ...
Ola Fay Baker Robbins, 89, Cleveland
Ola Fay Baker Robbins, age 89 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Robbins was born May 6, 1923 in Union County, M ...
Ola Fay Robbins, 89, Cleveland
Ola Fay Robbins, age 89 of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday April 9, 2013 at her residence.Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Barrett Funeral Hom ...
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.