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Local Obits for Thu. Jan 29th, 2009

Dawson

Jeanette â, 77, Dawsonville
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Forsyth

Kathy Born, 50, Cumming
Mrs. Kathy Born, age 50, of Cumming, GA passed away Thursday, January 29, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Annie McKenzie and daughter, Alicia Born. ...

Gwinnett

Stanley Jay Stone, 53, Atlanta
Stanley Jay Stone, age 53 of Atlanta, Georgia, died Thursday, January 29, 2009.Graveside Service will be held Sunday, February 1, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Bethlehem United Methodist Chur ...

Habersham

Frances L. Tench, 63, Clarkesville
Frances L. Tench, age 63 of Clarkesville, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born in Habersham County on Octobe ...

Hall

Edith Marie Jones, 89, Gainesville
Edith Marie Jones, age 89 of Mt. Vernon Road, Gainesville, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2009 at her sonâ
Lillie M. Brown, 88, Gainesville
Lillie Mae Brown, age 88 of Rosewater Drive, Warner Robins formerly of Gainesville, passed away Thursday, January 29, 2009 at Elberta Healthcare of an extended illness. ...
Loma Palmer Taylor, 92, Gainesville
Memorial Park Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Loma Palmer Taylor, age 92, of Hudson Drive, Gainesville who passed away Thursday, January 29, 2009 at Peachtree Plantation f ...
Norma Embleton Wilson, 87, Gainesville
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Rabun

Nancy Short Jones, 72, Clayton
Beck Funeral Home of Clayton announces the death of Mrs. Nancy Short Jones, age 72, who died peacefully on Friday, January 29, 2009 at the home of her daughter in Hot Srings, Arkan ...

White

Rose W. Hobbins, 88, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announcers the death of Mrs. Rose W. Hobbins, age 88 of Cleveland. Mrs. Hobbins passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Med ...
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.