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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 24th, 2009

Forsyth

Marjorie McGraw, 72, Cumming
Mrs. Marjorie McGraw, age 72 of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday, October 24, 2009. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Thomas Upson and Beatrice Thomas Upson. Surv ...

Gwinnett

Frances Hardigree Hutchins, 79, Lawrenceville
Frances Hardigree Hutchins, 79, of Lawrenceville died Saturday October 24, 2009.Born May 13, 1930 in Hoschton, GA to the late Thedford and Varie Allen, she lived in Lawrenceville f ...

Habersham

Ora Sullivan, 85, Demorest
Ora Sullivan, age 85, formerly of Demorest, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2009. Mrs. Sullivan was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Demorest and a former member of thei ...

Hall

Funeral services will be held for, Della Grant, age 89 of Hall County. Service will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday October 25,2009 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Guy Lee will of ...
Don Colbert, 66, Murrayville
Mr. Don Colbert, age 66, of Murrayville, GA died October 24, 2009. Mr. Colbert was born in Hall County and had lived in Murrayville for most of his life. He was self-employed ...

Jackson

Clara Bellamy, 85, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Clara Mae Logan Bellamy, age 85, of Jefferson who passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2009. Mrs. Bellamy was born on October 3, 1924 ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.