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Local Obits for Fri. Nov 13th, 2009

Forsyth

Mr. Robert L. (Bob) Brogdon, age 82 of Cumming, GA passed away Friday, November 13, 2009. He was born February 15, 1927 to Robert Lee and Ruby Reid Brogdon of Suwanee. Raised in ...

Habersham

Andrew William Tomsa, 86, Carnesville
ANDREW WILLIAM TOMSA, age 86, of Carnesville, GA formerly of PA passed away Friday, November 13, 2009.Born in Naples, Louisiana on May 11, 1923, he was the son of the late George W ...

Hall

Bessie Elrod Pittman, 87, Gainesville
Bessie Elrod Pittman, 87, of Gainesville passed away Friday November 13, 2009 at her residence following a brief illness. VISITATION WILL BE 2PM-4PM AND 6PM-8PM SUNDAY.Funeral serv ...
David Hall Jablonski, 51, Gainesville
David Paul Jablonski Sr , 51, of Gainesville Ga passed away on November 13, 2009 due to a sudden illness. Funeral services are schedule for Tuesday November 17, 2009 from the chape ...

Jackson

James S. (Jimmy) Johnson, 87, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of James S. (Jimmy) Johnson, age 87, who passed away Friday, November 13, 2009 at his residence in Jefferson, Georgia. Born in the Galilee C ...

White

L.D. Adams, 74, Cleveland
Mr. L.D. Adams, age 74, of Cleveland, passed away Friday, November 13, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for 2 P.M. Sunday, Novembe ...
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.