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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 17th, 2009

Forsyth

Brenda M. Pruitt, 63, Cumming
Mrs. Brenda M. Pruitt, age 63 of Cumming, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2009. Survivors include her daughters Teresa Day and Debbie Pruitt both of Cumming; sons Calvin Pruitt a ...

Gwinnett

Douglas E. Mertens, 86, Buford
Douglas E. Mertens, age 86 of Buford, GA, died Saturday, October 17, 2009. The Family will receive friends Tuesday, October 20, 2009 from 2-4 PM at the funeral home. Following the ...

Hall

Mr. Melvin Garland Blair, 51 of Lula went home to be with God, Saturday October 17, 2009 after a 5 year courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday Oc ...
Funeral services will be held for Thomas Randolph "Tommy" Griffin , 62, of Emory Griffin Rd., Gillsville at 2:00 pm Monday October 19, 2009 in Lebanon United Methodis ...

Jackson

Frances E. Mathis, 92, Nicholson
Mrs. Frances Mathis Smith, age 92, of Nicholson, who passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2009. Survivors include her husband, Roy Smith of Nicholson. Daughter, Wynette Sullivan ...
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Jacqueline Veritta Lewallen age 64 of Commerce who died Saturday Oct. 17, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Carlos and Addie ...
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.