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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 12th, 2009


Bessie (Nanny) Samples, 90, Cumming
Mrs. Bessie (Nanny) Samples, age 90 of Cumming, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009. Mrs. Samples was a charter member of Cumming Baptist Church. She was totally devoted to her fami ...
Nola Lucille Lafon, 74, Cumming
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Nola Lucille Lafon, age 74, of Cumming, Ga. Services are to be announced.
Phillip Lee Warren, 61, Canton
Mr. Phillip Lee Warren, age 61, Canton, GA passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009. He was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his grandson, Daniel Cart ...


Carlton Wilburn Stephens, 75, Gainesville
Carlton Wilburn Stephens, age 75 of Imperial Drive, NE, Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.F ...
Harriett Newman Carroll, 96, Marrietta, formerly of Gainesville
Harriett Newman Carroll age 96 of Marietta formerly ofGainesville passed away April 12, 2009.Mrs. Carroll was born January 17, 1913 in Hall County to thelate Harvey and Margaret Me ...
Lincoln Monroe Buffington, 76, Gainesville
Lincoln Monroe Buffington, age 76 of Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medial Center following an extended illness. ...


James N. (Jimmy) Chamblee, 71, Dahlonega
On April 3, 2009, James N. (Jimmy) Chamblee, age, 71 passed away at his Dahlonega, Georgia home. Jim had lived with Cancer for 13 ½ years.Jim was born in New Haven, M ...
Julie Mason, 74, Dahlonega
Mrs. Julie Mason age 74, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday April 12, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness.Mrs. Mason was born in White County, GA Feb. 12, 1935 and had li ...


Mr. William ( Billy) Westmoreland age 78 of Cleveland passed away Sunday April 12, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Westmoreland was born in Banks County the ...
Mr. William ( Billy) Westmoreland age 78 of Cleveland passed away Sunday April 12, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Westmoreland was born in Banks County th ...
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.