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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 9th, 2009

Forsyth

Donald Earl Smith, 70, Cumming
Donald Earl Smith, age 70 of Sugar Hill, Georgia passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009 at Northside/Forsyth Hospital in Cumming, Georgia. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Smith of ...
Edward Nichols, 59, Woodstock, Georgia
Byars Funeral Home of Cumming announces the death of Mr. Edward Nichols, age 59, of Woodstock, Georgia who died Firday, April 03, 2009. Arrangements for the memorial service are in ...

Gwinnett

Nokram Parray, 58, Dacula
Nokram Parray, age 58 of Dacula Georgia died Thursday, April 9, 2009 after a brief illness. Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 9:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memori ...

Habersham

John Purcell, 74, Cornelia
John Purcell, age 74, of Cornelia, GA passed away Thursday, April 09, 2009.Mr. Purcell was born July 15, 1934 in Stephens County, GA to the late Mr. C.C. and Addie Cash Purcell. He ...

Hall

David Hawthorne, 80, Gainesville
Mr. G. David Hawthorne passed away peacefully in his sleepin the early morning hours of April 9/09 after a lengthy andcourageous battle with cancer and parkinsons.He is survived by ...

Jackson

Gary Dean Lee, 57, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death ofDr. Gary D. Lee, age 57, of Jefferson, who passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009. Gary is remembered for loving 4 things: His Lord and Savi ...

Lumpkin

Bobby and Jeanette Mixon, 70, Dahlonega
Bobby L. Mixon, age 72 and his wife, Jeanette M. Mixon, age 70, of Dahlonega, GA died Thursday April 9, 2009 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Lumpkin County.Mr. ...

White

Dewey Max Barrow, 43, Austell
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Dewy Max Barrow, age 43 of Austell. Mr. Barrow passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009 at his residence following a sudde ...
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.