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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sat. Feb 28th, 2009

Banks

Ethel Evans Morgan, 84, Homer
Mrs. Ethel Evans Morgan, age 84, of Homer, who passed away on Friday, February 27, 2009. Mrs. Morgan, born in Jackson County, was a daughter of the late, Fletcher Evans and the la ...
Roy E. Broome, 81, Homer
Roy E. Broome, age 81, of Homer, GA passed away on Friday, February 27, 2009.Mr. Broome was born in Jackson County, Commerce, GA, on January 20, 1928 to the late F.E. and Mamie Lee ...

Forsyth

Grace Echols, 88, Cumming
Mrs. Grace Echols, age 88, of Cumming, GA passed away Saturday, February 28, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Jake Echols and grandson, Mitchell Echols ...

Gwinnett

Rev. Lance R. Sperring, 65, of Buford, died Saturday, February 28, 2009, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 7, 20 ...
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.