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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 6th, 2009

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Michelle Almond, 38, Winder
Miss Michelle Almond, age 38 of Winder, passed away Friday, February 6, 2009 following an extended illness. Survivors include her mother Margaret Roberts of Dahlonega; father and s ...

Dawson

Cleve Bruce, 73, Dawsonville
Cleve Bruce, 73, of Dawsonville died Friday February 6, 2009 at the Chestnut Ridge Nursing Center following a period of declining health.A lifelong resident of Dawson County, Mr. B ...

Forsyth

Essie Mae Smith Mathis, 96, Gainesville
Mrs. Essie Mae Smith Mathis, age 96, of Gainesville, GA (Forsyth County) passed away Friday, February 6, 2009. She was the oldest female member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. ...

Gwinnett

James N. Bowe, 80, Buford
James N. Bowe, age 80 of Buford, Georgia, died Friday, February 6, 2009.Graveside service will be held Monday, February 9, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens, Buford ...

Habersham

Mary Coarsey Tyson, 87, Mt. Airy
Mrs. Mary Coarsey Tyson age 87 of Mt. Airy passed away Friday February 6, 2009 at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness. Mrs. Tyson was born in Tift County ...
Ruby Lee Tomlin Cantrell, 92, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Ruby Lee Tomlin Cantrell, age 92, of Clarkesville, will be held on Sunday, February 8, 2009, at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville. Rev ...

Hall

Aurora Ayala, 71, Alpharetta, Ga
Byars Funeral Home anoounces the death of Aurora Ayala, age 71 of Alpharetta Ga.. Funeral services will be held at 6pm on Monday at St. Brendan Catholic Church.

Jackson

Paul Edgar Christian, 68, Jefferson
Mr. Paul Edgar Christian, age 68, of Jefferson GA, died Friday Febuary 6, 2009 at St. Maryâ

White

Louise Gilreath Free, 76, Cleveland
Mrs. Louise Gilreath Free, age 76 of Cleveland, Mrs. Free passed away Friday, February 6, 2008 at her residence following a sudden illness. Mrs. Free was born in Gainesville Ga. o ...
Maurice James Starling, 76, Sautee Nacoochee
Mr. Maurice James Starling age 76 of Sautee Nacoochee passed away Friday February 6, 2009 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Mr. Starling was born in Tam ...
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.