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Local Obits for Thu. Mar 19th, 2009

Forsyth

Henry G. Neander, 90, Cumming
Henry G. Neander, age 90, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2009. A World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient who is remember as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great- ...

Gwinnett

Elva Jo Oâ, 78, Suwanee
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Marilyn Windsor Long, 75, Lawrenceville
Byars Funeral Home of Cumming announces the death of Marilyn Windsor Long, 75, of Lawrenceville, Georgia who passed away Thursday, March 19, 2009 at Embracing Hospice in Cumming, G ...
Violet A. McCracken, age 94 of Suwanee, Georgia passed away Thursday, March 19, 2009. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James and Kimberly McCracken of Suwanee, Ga.; ...

Habersham

Nancy Lee Greenwood Payne, 69, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Nancy Lee Greenwood Payne, age 69, of Clarkesville will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2009, at 2:00 PM from Hollywood Baptist Church. Pastor Don Samples and R ...

Hall

Emmett Monroe Priest, 93, Gainesville
Emmett Monroe Priest, 93, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2009. He was born in Decatur County, Ga. on March 3, 1916 and was a veteran of World War II servi ...
Eula Mae Dockery, 68, Murrayville
Mrs. Eula Mae Dockery, age 68, of Murrayville, GA died Thursday March 19, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness.Mrs. Dockery was a native and lifelong resident of Lum ...
Faye Adams Cagle, 94, Gainesville
Funeral services for Faye Adams Cagle, age 94, of Gainesville will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 21,2009 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Dean Bryant and The Rev. ...
Margaret Davis Kesler, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 3:30pm, Sunday, March 22, 2009 at Littleand Davenport Funeral Home chapel for Margaret Davis Kesler, age 90, ofGainesville. Dr. Bill Coates will ...
T.L. Couch, 79, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00pm on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Wardâ

Jackson

Rachel Ann Braselton McEver, 89, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mrs. Rachel Ann Braselton McEver, age 89, of Pendergrass who passed away Thursday, March 19, 2009. Mrs. McEver was born in Ja ...

White

Robert Michael Jackson, 54, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Robert Michael Jackson, age 54 of Cleveland. Mr. Jackson passed away Thursday, March 19, 2009 at his residence follow ...
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.