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Local Obits for Sun. Dec 13th, 2009

Banks

David Payne, 82, Hollingsworth Community
David Payne, age 82, of the Hollingsworth Community, Banks County, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2009. Mr. Payne was born on February 19, 1927 in Bank ...
Kenneth Lee Bush, 69, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home announces memorial services for Kenneth Lee Bush, Sr., 69, of Maysville who died on Sunday at his residence. He was married to Norma Lee Smith of the residence. S ...

Forsyth

Judy Edwards, 64, Cumming
Judy Edwards of Cumming, Georgia, passed away December 13th at the age of 64, after a short illness. Born in Dayton, Ohio, Judy entered the medical field as a Certified Paramedic. ...

Habersham

Willard Lee Walker, 74, Cornelia
Willard Lee Walker, age 74 of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2009. Born in Loyall, Kentucky on November 22, 1935, he was the son of the late John Wiley and Jossie Wald ...

Hall

Bruce Francis Barker, 68, Oakwood
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Elbert "Sambo" Cheeks, 81, Gainesville
Mr. Elbert "Sambo" Cheeks, 81, of Gainesville, died Sunday December 13, 2009. Funeral arrangements are in complete at this time. For further information contact Young ...
Helen Camp Preissler, 95, Gainesville
Helen Camp Preissler, formally of Atlanta, Georgia, died on Sunday, December 13th at age 95 in Gainesville.She was born Mary Helen Camp on June 9, 1914 at her parentsâ
Hershel Lane Holtzclaw, 79, Gainesville
Hershel Lane Holtzclaw, age 79, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Sunday, December 13, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Funeral services ...
James Donald Lewis, 74, Gainesville
Jimmy died peacefully on December 13, 2009 at his home in Gainesville, Georgia at age 74. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, LaNelle Lewis, four children and ten grandchildren ...
Juanita Wood, 80, Oakwood
Mrs. Juanita Stephens Wood, age 80, of Oakwood, Georgia, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2009. Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Tuesday, December 15, 2009 a ...
Patricia Pauline Satterfield, 52, Gainesville
Patricia Pauline Satterfield, age 52, of River Run Circle, Gainesville, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...
Robert Jackson Gibson, 83, Buford
Robert Jackson Gibson, age 83 of Buford, GA died Sunday, December 13, 2009. Funeral service will be held Monday, December 14, 2009 at 7:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Inte ...

Jackson

Mr. Thomas J. Branning, age 78, of Ila, GA died Sunday December 13, 2009 at his residence. Mr. Branning was born in Duval County, FL, to the late, Lewis James and Emeline McIver B ...

White

Jane Mary Ringo, 88, Sautee
Mrs. Jane Mary Ringo age 88 of Sautee, passed away Sunday December 13, 2009 at her residence following a brief illness. Mrs. Ringo was born December 15, 1920 in Bronx, New York to ...
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.