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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Nov 21st, 2009

Banks

Pamela Jane Emmons, 56, Maysville
Pamela Jane Emmons, age 56, of Maysville, GA died Saturday, November 21, 2009 at Northeast GA Medical Center. Mrs. Emmons was born in Fulton County, GA to Valdie Arthur and Ruby L ...

Dawson

Gordon Leon Bruce, 87, Dawsonville
Gordon Leon Bruce, 87, of Dawsonville died Saturday November 21, 2009 at his residence following a period of declining health.Born March 8, 1922 to the late Ervin and Vashti Bruce, ...

Hall

Robert O. (Bobby) Cleveland, 73, Flowery Branch
Robert O. (Bobby) Cleveland, age 73 of Chattahoochee Street, Flowery Branch, went peacefully to be with his Lord on Saturday, November 21, 2009 surrounded at home by his immediate ...

Lumpkin

David Little Bear Davis, 65, Dahlonega
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Towns

Vanessa Maxine Akins, 51, Ball Ground
Mrs. Vanessa Maxine Akins, age 51 of Ball Ground, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband Jerry E. Akins, Sr., father Jack Knight, si ...
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.