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Local Obits for Tue. Jan 13th, 2009

Forsyth

Clara Belle Vernon, 86, Cumming
Ms. Clara Belle Vernon, age 86 and life long resident of Forsyth County, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009. Ms. Vernon was a member of Piedmont United Methodist Church and was ...
Mary Drew, 96, Cumming
Mary Drew passed away on January 13, 2009 at the grand age of 96. A graduate of Tift College, she served our country in WWII as First Lieutenant in the Marine Corps, then served o ...
Raymond "Pete" Pierce, 71, Cumming
Mr. Raymond "Pete" Pierce, age 71 of Cumming, formerly of Atlanta, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009 following an extended illness. Pete was well known as an avid poo ...

Habersham

Alawayne Beck Moore, 70, Demorest
Alawayne Beck Moore, age 70 of Demorest, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at Athens Regional Medical Center following an extended illness. A lifetime resident of Habersham Co ...

Hall

Claudine Berry Scroggs, 74, Gainesville
Mrs. Claudine Berry Scroggs, age 74, of Gainesville,Georgia, passed away Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 atNortheast Georgia Medical Center following an extendedillness.Funeral service ...
Donald Emmerich, 80, Gainesville
Donald Eugene Emmerich, age 80, of Belmont Highway, Gainesville, GA passed away January 13, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Fune ...
Lucille Chandler, 94, Gainesville
Lucille Chandler, age 94, of Broom Road, Gainesville, GA, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funeral se ...

White

Nancy Cole Courtwright, 76, Cleveland
Registered Nurse and Homemaker, Nancy Cole Courtwright of Cleveland, Georgia. Passed away_Tuesday, January 13 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an illness. She was 76.M ...
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Champion driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at gas station
Bobby East, a three-time USAC national champion driver, has died after being stabbed this week at a Southern California gas station. He was 37.
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.