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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 24th, 2009

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Justin James Davis, 22, Winder
Mr. Justin James Davis Kerch, age 22, of Winder, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2009. He was a graduate of Dacula High School and voted for the best laugh in his Senior Class an ...
Maria Elena Cabal, 54, Winder
Mrs. Maria Elena Cabal, age 54, of Winder, died Tuesday February 24, 2009.She was a teacher of English for speakers of other languages at Tadmore Elementary School. She worked with ...

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Paul Zion, 74, Atlanta
Paul Zion, age 74 of Atlanta passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Funeral Services will be held in Kingsport, TN and will be announced. Online ...

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Evelyn Mary Tustian, 88, Alpharetta
Evelyn Mary Tustian, age 88 of Alpharetta, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at Northside-Forsyth Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, February 26 2009 ...
Michael Bobby, Jr., 78, Buford
Memorial Park announces the death of Michael Bobby, Jr., age 78, of Horizon Parkway, Buford, Ga.

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Wendell L. Gunn, 76, Mt. Airy
Wendell L. Gunn, age 76, of Mt. Airy. GA and formerly of Dunedin, FL and Lexington, KY, died Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at his residence. Mr. Gunn was born on September ...

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Mrs. Dorothy Anne Filliman Daniels, age 81, of Gainesville, GA (Forsyth County), passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2009. She graduated East High in Des Moines, IA and worked for a ...
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.