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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 19th, 2009

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John E. Prokop, 78, Allentown, PA
Mr. John E. Prokop, age 78, of Allentown, PA passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2009, at his daughterâ

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Anthony Maggio, 72, Gainesville
Anthony Rosario Maggio, born October 24, 1936, in Woodhaven,New York to the late Alexander and Martha (Calavetta)Maggio. Tony spent his formative years on Long Island.He served in ...
Brenda L. Shoemake-Cole, age 45 of Oakwood Road, Oakwood, GA passed away Thursday, February 19, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled f ...
Mr. Donald Harbin was born October 6, 1935 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Booker T. (Dora) Harbin. He peacefully entered into rest on February 19, 2009 at home. Preceding him in death ...
Edna Jaramillo, Gainesville
Edna Ann Jaramillo, 74, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away February 19, 2009. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior in December of 1978 and is in heaven with her Lord today. Sh ...
Ernest Howard Roberts, 84, Oakwood
Ernest Howard Roberts, age 84 of Flat Creek Road, Oakwood, GA passed away Thursday, February 19, 2009 at Willow Woods Nursing Home following an extended illness.Funeral services ar ...
Ernest Roberts, 84, Oakwood
Ernest Howard Roberts, age 84 of Flat Creek Road, Oakwood, GA passed away Thursday, February 19, 2009 at Willow Woods Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral ...
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.