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Local Obits for Sun. Nov 29th, 2009

Forsyth

Donna Rebecca Shaw, 48, Cumming
Donna Rebecca Shaw, age 48, of Dawsonville, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at Northside Hospital, Cumming, after a very difficult two and a half year battle with breast a ...

Habersham

Gertrude Wood Smith, 85, Demorest
Gertrude Wood Smith, age 85, of the Fairview Community, Demorest, GA, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2009. Born in Habersham County, on April 6, 1924 she was a daughter of the l ...
Henry Seaborn Carlan, 91, Baldwin
Henry Seaborn Carlan, age 91, of the Hollingsworth Community, Baldwin, GA, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2009.Born in Banks County, December 13, 1917, he was the son of the late ...
Mary Ellen Hefner, 64, Clarkesville
Graveside services for Mary Ellen Hefner, age 64, of Clarkesville will be held on Sunday, December 13, 2009, at 3:00 PM from the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Furman ...

Hall

Mary Watkins, 80, Gainesville
Mrs. Mary Watkins, 80, of 1690 Roger Circle, Gainesville, Ga. Died November 29, 2009. Funeral services are scheduled to be held on Saturday December 5, 2009, at 2 Oâ
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.