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Local Obits for Thu. Nov 26th, 2009

Forsyth

Jill Agnes Harding, 88, Cumming
Jill Agnes Harding, age 88 of Cumming passed away Thursday, November 26, 2009. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 4th at Good Shepherd Catholic Church with F ...

Hall

Susan Kent, 68, Flowery Branch
Susan, a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister, age 68, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, took her place in heaven on November 26, 2009 after an eight-year battle with stroke recovery ...

Jackson

Irene Landon, 98, Smyrna, formerly of Center
Mrs. Irene Landon, age 98, of Smyrna, GA, formerly of Center, GA died Thursday, November 26, 2009 at Marietta Nursing and Rehab. Mrs. Landon was born in Jackson County, GA to the ...

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Louis (Smitty) Schmidt, 97, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Louis (Smitty) Schmidt, age 97, of Cleveland. Mr. Schmidt passed away Thursday, November 26, 2009 at his residence fo ...
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.