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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 24th, 2009

Dawson

Ed Marteny, Dawsonville
Mr. Ed Marteny, of Dawsonville, GA, died Friday April 24, 2009 at his home.Mr. Marteny was born in St. Joseph, MO Feb. 12, 1922, the son of the late Blanche Tee Wineland and John T ...
Julie Jinks, 45, Dawsonville
Julie Jinks, 45, of died Friday April 24, 2009 following a sudden illness.A native of Hall County, she had lived in Dawson County for over 30 years. She was employed by Precision ...

Forsyth

Arlene Marie Martin, 84, Cumming
Mrs. Arlene Marie Martin, age 84 of Cumming, GA, passed away Friday, April 24, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Stanley Martin. Survivors include her daughter ...
Edwina â, 75, Cumming
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Gwinnett

Nancy H. Miller, 65, Suwanee
Mrs. Nancy H. Miller, 65 of Suwanee, formerly of Snellville, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2009.She was a devoted wife for 41 years and loving mother. Nancy was a self-employed do ...

Habersham

Frank Willis Wood, 92, Cornelia
Frank Willis Wood, age 92, of Cornelia, GA passed away on Friday, April 24, 2009 following an extended illness.Mr. Wood was born in Habersham County on February 24, 1917 to the lat ...

Hall

Bobby Gene Gearin, 66, Murrayville
Funeral services for Bobby Gene Gearin, age 66 of Murrayville, are scheduled for 3:00 P.M. Monday, April 27,2009 in Wahoo Baptist Church. The Rev. Dean Bryant and Rev. Tim Bennet w ...
James Lynn Wingo, 59, Gainesville
James Lynn Wingo, age 59 of Gaines Mill Road, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Friday, April 24, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services ar ...
Kate Elizabeth Conner, 79, Gainesville
Kate Elizabeth Conner, age 79, of Duckett Mill Road, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Thursday, April 24, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral se ...
Martha Ann Harrison, 63, Flowery Branch
Martha Ann Harrison, age 63, of Flowery Branch, died Friday, April 24, 2009. She is survived by daughter Keoaka Harrison, sons: Tim (LaTysa) Gaither, Tracy Gaither, Ronnie Gaither, ...

Jackson

Kimberly Chandler, 77, Jefferson
Kimberly Chandler, age 77 of Jefferson, GA died Friday, April 24, 2009.Mrs. Chandler has been cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Surviving are Daughter, ...
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.