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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 27th, 2009

Banks

Codie Nathan Stiwinter, 24, Maysville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Codie Nathan Stiwinter age 24 who died Friday night of injuries received in an accident. He was a 2003 graduate of Jackson County High Sc ...

Forsyth

Mrs. Elaine H. Ley, 84, Cumming
Mrs. Elaine H. Ley, age 84, of Cumming passed away Friday, February 27, 2009 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. Mrs. Ley, a homemaker, lived most of her life in Roxborough, PA; moving ...

Gwinnett

Joanna Bennett, 60, Buford
Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel announces the death of Ms. Joanna Bennett, age 60, of Hollis, New York who died Sunday, Februry 15, 2009.Graveside service will be held at 12:00 Noon ...

Rabun

Robert Allen Champagne, 34, Lakemont
Robert Allen Champagne, 34, of Lakemont, Georgia, passed away at his residence on Friday, February 27, 2009.He was born in Augusta, Georgia and was the son of the late Carol Hall B ...

White

Betsy Smith Wilkins, 89, Helen
Mrs. Betsy Smith Wilkins, age 89 of Helen passed away Friday February 27, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Wilkins was born in Atlanta Georgia on July 5, 1 ...
Elbert (Bud) Evans, Jr., 71, Cleveland
Elbert (Bud) Evans, Jr., age 71, of Paradise Valley Road, Cleveland, GA passed away Friday, February 27, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are sc ...
Mary Louise Haas, 88, Cleveland
Mrs. Mary Louise Haas age 88 of Cleveland passed away Friday February 27, 2009 at a Private Health Care Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Haas was born in Cook County Illi ...
Mr.Elbert Evans Jr., 71, Clevland
Memorial Park funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Elbert Evans Jr. of Cleveland.
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.