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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 26th, 2009

Habersham

Annie Mae McEntire Jenkins, age 102 of Cornelia, passed away Monday, October 26, 2009, at the Oaks at Scenic View. Born in Little Mountain, South Carolina on January 13, 19 ...
Gladys S. McCoy, 85, Mt. Airy
Gladys Smith McCoy, age 85, of Mt. Airy, GA, died Monday, October 26, 2009 at a private care facility. Mrs. McCoy was born on September 26, 1924 in Banks County, Geo ...
Margie Rhea Pearl Ferguson, 77, Clarkesville
Mrs. Margie Rhea Pearl Ferguson age 77 of Clarkesville passed away Monday October 26, 2009 at Landmark Hospital in Athens.Mrs. Ferguson was born in White County the daughter of the ...

Hall

Francine Dibben, 60, Clermont
Francine Dibben, 60, longtime business manager for Gainesville Theatre Alliance and tireless advocate for the arts, died Monday, October 26, 2009.She is survived by her beloved hus ...
Norman L. Parr, 78, Gainesville
Memorial services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at Little & Davenport Chapel for Mr. Norman L. Parr 78 of Gainesville. The Rev. Dr. Steve Brown will off ...

Jackson

Kenneth â, 66, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Kenneth â
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.