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Local Obits for Wed. Oct 28th, 2009

Forsyth

Ann Echols, 77, Cumming
Ann Echols of Cumming, GA, formerly of Atlanta, GA, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 from complications of back surgery. Ann was born on July 14, 1932 in Atlanta, GA. S ...
Ruby â, 79, Cumming
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Scott Alan Kennedy, 56, Cumming
Scott Alan Kennedy, age 56 of Cumming, died Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at his home. A native of Allen County, Indiana, he was the son of David and Betty Kennedy. He is survived b ...

Habersham

Carl Barrett, 80, Demorest
Carl Barrett, age 80, of Demorest, GA, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at his residence. Mr. Barrett was born on January 11, 1929 in Tow ...
Hazel Inez Gordon Davidson, 75, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Hazel Inez Gordon Davidson, age 75, will be held on Friday, October 30, 2009, at 11 AM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Ivester, Rev. Vickers, and Rev. ...
Homer Keith Ramey, 57, Cornelia
Homer Keith Ramey, age 57, of Cornelia, GA, died Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at the Stephens County Hospital. Mr. Ramey was born on February 20, 1952 in Habersham Co ...

Hall

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Jimmy Cutrell, 66, Gainesville
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 7, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church in Gainesville to honor the life and Ministry of Jimmy Cutrell. Jimmy ...
Rosa Lea Cloer, 78, Flowery Branch
Rosa Lea Cloer, age 78 of Meadow View Lane, Flowery Branch, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Funer ...

Lumpkin

Donald Ray Prince, 47, Dahlonega
Mr. Donald Roy Prince, age 47, of Dahlonega, GA died October 28, 2009.Mr. Prince lived most of his life in Lumpkin County. He worked at Milton Foods in Gainesville for over 21 year ...
Loye C. Head, 82, Plainville formerly Dahlonega
Mr. Loye C. Head, age 82, of Plainville, GA and formerly of Dahlonega died October 28, 2009.Mr. Head was born in Lumpkin County, GA and had lived in Lumpkin County most of his life ...

Towns

James E. Chastain, 76, Pickens County
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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.