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Local Obits for Sat. Oct 31st, 2009

Forsyth

Berta Hazel â, 91, Cumming
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Habersham

Lucille Verner Alley, 100, Clarksville
Funeral services for Lucille Verner Alley, age 100, will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2009, at 4:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Don McClain and Rev. Charles Black ...

Hall

Mr. Charles Collins Foster IV, of Gainesville, Georgia, died on October 31, 2009. He was a former co-owner and operator of Roswell Funeral Home. Mr. Foster was preceded in death by ...
George Wilson Brown, 78, Alpharetta
Mr. George Wilson Brown, age 78 of Alpharetta, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2009. Mr. Brown was a member of Cross Plains Baptist Church and was owner of Brown's Greenhous ...
Geraldine Wheeler, 84, Gainesville
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Lumpkin

Dessie Ridley Lunsford, 90, Dahlonega
Dessie Ridley Lunsford, age 90 died on October 31, 2009. She was born and raised in Lumpkin County. After marriage, she and her husband lived in Suches, Georgia and raised their ...
Karen Shonts, 56, Dahlonega
Mrs. Karen Shonts, age 56, of Dahlonega, GA died Saturday October 31, 2009 at her home following a brief illness.Mrs. Shonts was a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma who had lived i ...

Towns

Mr. James Richard Massey, Sr., age 75, of Commerce, GA died Saturday October 31, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Massey was born June 3, 1934, to the late, ...
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.