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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Oct 2nd, 2009

Forsyth

Mr. Donnie Calvin Nichelson, age 55 of Cumming, passed away Friday, October 2, 2009. Donnie was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by father Clarence ...
Ira Herbert Dailey, 82, Cumming
Ira Herbert Dailey, age 82 of Cumming, GA, passed away suddenly on October 22, 2009. Herb was a native Georgian, whose 50 year baking career began in Atlanta, with Colonial Baking ...

Hall

Thelma Ruth Sexton, 82, Gainesville
Thelma Ruth Sexton, age 82 of Roper Hill Road, Gainesville, GA passed away on Friday, October 2, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Fune ...

Lumpkin

Michael Claude Gilstrap, 45, Dahlonega
Michael Claude Gilstrap, age 45, of Dahlongea, Ga. died Friday October 2, 2009 at Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cumming. Michael was a grading contractor. He was a deac ...

White

Linda Louise Cote, 64, Cleveland
Linda Louise Cote, age 64 of Cleveland, Georgia passed away Friday, October 2, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Mo ...
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.