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Local Obits for Thu. Feb 5th, 2009

Banks

Vincent William Eterno, age 54, of Homer, GA, who passed away on Thursday, February 5, 2009. Mr. Eterno, born in Gainesville, was a son of the late, Joseph Eterno and Mary Lois Et ...

Forsyth

Mrs. Kathryn Studdard, age 87, Forsyth County, formerly of Walton County, passed away Thursday, February 5, 2009 following an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her hu ...

Habersham

Patricia Ann Thomas Ervin, 74, Mount Airy, GA
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia announces the death of Mrs. Patricia Ann Thomas Ervin, age 75, of Mount Airy, Georgia, and formerly of Loudon, who passed awa ...
Ruth Chapman â, 90, Demorest
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Hall

Donna Lee Fawcett, 49, Gainesville
Donna Lee Fawcett, age 49, of Davis Street, Gainesville, passed away Thursday, February 5, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Funeral services are ...

Lumpkin

Annie Doris Teale, 79, Dahlonega
Mrs. Annie Doris Teale, age 79 of Dahlonega, Ga. died Thursday February 5, 2009 at Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega.Mrs. Teale had lived in Dahlonega for the past 9 years a ...

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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.