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Local Obits for Wed. May 13th, 2009

Forsyth

Joel D. Rice, 88, Alpharetta
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Joel D. Rice, age 88, of Alpharetta. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

Hall

Bobby M. Bryant, 54, Flowery Branch
Bobby M. Bryant, age 54 of Flowery Branch, GA died Wednesday, May 13, 2009 after an extended illness. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 2:00 PM at H ...
Ellis Eugene West, 71, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00pm on Saturday, May 16, 2009 at Montgomery Memorial Baptist Church for Ellis Eugene West, age 71, of Gainesville. He will lie-in-state from 1 ...

Jackson

Elbert Hoyt Free, 62, Demorest
Elbert Hoyt Free, age 62 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at his residence following a sudden illness. ...

White

Eula Freeman Kinsey, 100, Cleveland
Mrs. Eula Freeman Kinsey age 100 of Cleveland passed away Wednesday May 13, 2009 at a private Health Care Center. Following an extended illness. Mrs. Kinsey was born in White Count ...
Eula Kinsey, 100, Cleveland
Mrs. Eula Kinsey, age 100 of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at a private nursing facility following an extended illness.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on ...
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.