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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 15th, 2009

Dawson

Eugene "Gene" Evans, 74, Dawsonville
Bearden Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Eugene "Gene" Evans, age 74, of Dawsonville who died Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at his residence following a sudden illne ...

Forsyth

Kathryn E. Hill, 88, Dunwoody
Kathryn E. Hill, age 88 of Dunwoody, Georgia passed away Thursday, January 15, 2009 at Altus Hospice in Atlanta, Georgia. Memorial Services will be announced at a later date. Onl ...
Kathryn Hill, 88, Cumming
Byars Funeral Home of Cumming annunces the deathof Ms. Kathryn Hill, age 88, of Dunwoody. Funeral services at this time are incomplete and will be announced by Byars Funeral Home o ...
Lendon Phillips, 63, Cumming
Mr. Lendon Phillips, age 63, a native and life long resident of Forsyth County, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2009. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Frye of Cumming; step ...
Quantus Maurice Hart, 42, Cumming
Byars Funeral Home of Cumming announces the death of Mr. Quantus Maurice "Charlie Mo" Hart, age 42, of Atlanta, who died Sunday, January 11, 2009.Services will be held in ...

Hall

Albert Williams, 89, Oakwood
Memorial Park announces the death of Mr. Albert Williams, age 89, Pond View Way, Oakwood, GA.
David Eugene Druse, 64, Flowery Branch
David Eugene Druse, age 64 of Flowery Branch, Georgia, died Thursday, January 15, 2009 following a two year battle with cancer. Mr. Druse has been cremated. A private memorial an ...

Jackson

Carol Sue Murray, 45, Auburn
Evans Funeral Home announces the death ofCarol Sue Sexton Murray, age 45, of Auburn, who passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2009. Mrs. Murray was born on June 15, 1963, a daughte ...
Funeral services are scheduled for 3:00pm on Saturday, January 17, 2009 at Wardâ
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Robert Danie (Robbie) Gasaway, Jr., 28, of Pendergrass who died on Thursday at his residence. Born in Orlando, FL, he was the son of Rober ...
Ronald Seth Mathis, 53, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Ronald Seth Mathis, age 53, of Pendergrass, passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2009.Funeral services will be held Monday, January 19, 20 ...
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.