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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 20th, 2009

Forsyth

Alvan Haywood Williams, 89, Cumming
Mr. Alvan Haywood Williams, age 89 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Friday, February 20, 2009 at his residence. Services are pending and will be announced. Online condolences may ...
Mildred Beam Albright, 87, Doraville
Mrs. Mildred Beam Albright, age 87, of Doraville, GA passed away Thursday, February 19, 2009. She was a very sweet lady who retired from K-Mart in 1985 and was a member of the Goo ...

Habersham

Flora Nell Black, 81, Cornelia
Flora Nell Black, age 81, of Cornelia, Georgia, died Friday, February 20, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Black was born on July 10, 1927 in Habersham County, G ...

Hall

Frank Vetrano Jr., age 62, of Old Cornelia Highway, passed away Feb. 20, 2009 at the Northeast Ga. Medical Center following a brief illness. Frank was self employed and owner of G ...
Juanita Hawkes, 88, Gainesville
Juanita S. Hawkes, age 88 of East Main Street, Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, February 20, 2009 at Winder Health Care following a brief illness. Funeral services ar ...
Luis Ralph Ullrich, Sr., 83, Gainesville
Luis Ralph Ullrich, Sr., 83, of Gainesville, GA passed into eternal rest on February 20, 2009 after a long and courageous fight. The son of the late Luis and Meta Ullrich, he was ...
William Jacob Snyder, 74, Gainesville
William Jacob Snyder, age 74 of Little Circle, Gainesville, GA passed away Friday, February 20, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Funer ...

Lumpkin

Lawton Waters, 71, Dahlonega
Mr. Lawton Waters, age 71, of Dahlonega, died Friday February 20, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Mr. Waters was born in Dawson County. He was precede ...
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.