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Local Obits for Sat. Mar 21st, 2009

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Earl Willard Sorrells, 81, Cumming
Earl Willard Sorrells, 81, of Cumming, GA died at his home on March 21, 2009. A native of Mississippi, he lived for many years in North Little Rock, AR he was the son of the late ...
Valentine Winkelman, Jr. , age 87, of Alexander City, Alabama, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Embracing Hospice, Cumming, GA.He was born on February 2, 1922 to Valentine W ...

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Mrs. Frances Gillespie Jones, of Flowery Branch age 78, passed away in Rome Ga. Saturday, March 21, 2009, She was a faithful servant to our lord Jesus Christ She was a member of M ...
Gregory John Oâ, 51, Gainesville
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Howard William Parson, 73, Gainesville
Mr. Howard William Parson, age 73, of Gainesville passed away Saturday, March 21, 2009.Mr. Parson loved his family.He loved construction work and working with concrete.He was a Uni ...
Jeannette "Jetty" N. Sheeder, born in Bradenton, FL on January 16, 1927 to the late Dorothy Andrews Northrup and Lewis Samuel Northrup, passed away after a long illness o ...
Susan Thompson, 84, Gainesville
Susan Virginia Thompson, age 84 of Lantern Drive, Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. ...
Susan Virginia Thompson, 84, Gainesville
Susan Virginia Thompson, age 84 of Lantern Drive, Gainesville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Graves ...
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.