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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 22nd, 2009


Bobby Edward "Bob" Bishop, 75, Alpharetta
Mr. Bobby Edward "Bob" Bishop, age 75 of Alpharetta, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2009. He was a member of Christ Community Church where he served as a deacon, Men&# ...
Lawrence W. Levreault, 82, Cumming
Lawrence W. Levreault, 82, of Cumming, GA died on January 22, 2009 at his home. Larry was a resident of Delray Beach, Fl for 50 years where he retired from Blair Construction in 1 ...
Madelyn Claire Frazier, 91, Cumming
McDonald and Son Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Madelyn Claire Frazier, age 91, formerly of Cumming, Georgia, who died Thursday, January 22, 2009 at St. Georgia Village i ...
Norma Jean Bagwell, 65, Cumming
McDonald and Son Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Norma Jean Bagwell, age 65, of Cumming who died at Northside Hospital Forsyth on Wednesday, January 21, 2009. Mrs. Bagwel ...


Susan Charlene Turner, 55, Sugar Hill
Susan Charlene Turner, age 55, of Sugar Hill, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2009. She was born July 28, 1953 in Spartanburg, SC. She was a member of Hopewell Baptis ...


Hillside Memorial Chapel of Clarkesville announces the death of Mrs. Rosa Lee Simmons Knight, age 91, of Sautee who passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2009.Funeral services will ...
William Preston Ferguson, 91, Cornelia
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia announces the death of Mr. William Preston Ferguson, age 91 of Cornelia, who passed away Thursday, January 22, 2009, at a pri ...


Joseph Edward Davis, 67, Braselton
Litle & Davenport Funeral of Gainesville announces the death of Mr. Joseph Edward Davis, age 67, of Braselton who passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2009.Mr. Davis was born in ...
Susan Turner, 55, Sugar Hill
Susan Turner, 55 of Sugar Hill died Thursday January 22, 2009. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by Little & Davenport Funeral Home of Gainesville
Timothy Allen Keator, 58, Gainesville
Timothy Allen Keator, age 58, of Cool Springs Road, Gainesville, passed away Thursday, January 22, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center of a sudden illness. Memorial services ...


Frank Michael Cronic, 65, Maysville
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Frank Michael Cronic, age 65, of Maysville,who passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2009. Mr. Cronic, a native of Jackson County, was ...


Tetzel Wilder McAfee, 94, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Tetzel Wilder McAfee, age 94, of Cleveland who passed away Thursday, January 22, 2009 at a private health care center following an ...
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.