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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 23rd, 2009

Forsyth

Mr. Robert Eugene Smith, Jr. "Robbie", age 43 of Cumming, GA passed away Friday, October 23, 2009. Robbie was born in Ft. Worth, TX but lived most of his adult life in ...

Hall

Millie T. Edge, 97, Oakwood
Millie T. Edge, age 97 of Allen Street, Oakwood, Georgia passed away Friday, October 23, 2009 at Bell Minor Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
Tommy Wesley Davis, 62, Lula
Tommy Wesley Davis, age 62, of Latty Road, Lula, Georgia passed away October 23, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services are schedul ...

Jackson

Ina Belle Harris Benton, 91, Commerce
Mrs. Ina Belle Harris Benton, age 91, of Commerce, GA died Friday, October 23, 2009.Mrs. Benton was born in Jackson County to the late, Eddie and Claudia Nunn Harris. Mrs. Benton ...

Towns

Charles Edward Rowe, 62, Dallas
Charles Edward Rowe, age 62 of Topaz Drive, Dallas, Georgia, passed away Friday, October 23, 2009 at Piedmont Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services ...
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.