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Local Obits for Sun. Mar 8th, 2009

Forsyth

Daisy Wallace Chester, 82, Alpharetta
Mrs. Daisy Wallace Chester, age 82 of Alpharetta, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, March 08, 2009. She was a loving mother and grandmother and loved the Lord. She was prece ...
Elizabeth Kate Davis, 86, Cumming
Elizabeth Kate Davis, age 86 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Saturday, March 7th, 2009 at Embracing Hospice. A Graveside Service will be held in Brewton, Alabama. Survivors includ ...

Gwinnett

Nancy Jane Kerr, 78, Lawrenceville
Nancy Jane Kerr, age 78 passed away at Embracing Hospice on Saturday, March 7th, 2009. Nancy retired from St. Joseph Hospital as a medical transcriptionist after 20 years of loyal ...

Hall

E. Louise Richardson Rainwater, age 82, of Country Way, Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2009, at the residence of her son, David Rainwater in Cordele, Georgia fo ...
Yolanda Ann Sagona, 78, Gainesville
Mrs. Yolanda Sagona, age 78, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 6, 2009, at Northside Forsyth Hospital. She was born Oct. 24, 1930, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was the daughter of ...
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.