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Local Obits for Mon. Apr 27th, 2009

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Helen Hames Dixon, 79, Clarkesville
Helen Hames Dixon, age 79, of Clarkesville, GA, died Monday, April 27, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Mrs. Dixon was born on November 19, 1929 in Clarkesville, Georgi ...

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Dorothia Mae Weiss, 76, Oakwood
Mrs. Dorothia Mae Weiss, age 76, of Oakwood, passed away Monday, April 27, 2009. She was a very caring person and loved helping others. She loved sewing and was a doll seamstress a ...

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Debbie Jacobs, 52, Toccoa
Debbie Jacobs, age 52 of Toccoa, passed away Monday, April 27, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Ms. Jacobs was born in Nassau, Ne ...

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Jack Weyman Smith, 83, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Jack Weyman Smith, age 83 of Cleveland. Mr. Smith passed away Monday, April 27, 2009 at his residence Funeral service ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.