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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 17th, 2009

Habersham

Brooks Roy Burdette, 47, New York
Brooks Roy Burdette died Wednesday, May 13, 2009 in New York. Born Oct. 6, 1961 in Hogansville, Georgia, Brooks was a 1979 graduate of Hogansville High School, an honors graduate o ...
Louis Young â, 79, Albany
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Ruby Lockman Roberts, 87, Clarkesville
Ruby Lockman Roberts, age 87, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2009 following a period of declining health.Born in Jackson County, GA on July 17, 1921, Mrs. Roberts ...

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Cecil E. Ladd, 68, Atlanta
Cecil E. Ladd, 68, formerly of Atlanta, passed away Sunday May 17, 2009 at St. Joseph Hospital in Tampa, FL.He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law Juanita & David Gentry ...
Edith Elder, 87, Flowery Branch
Edith Elder age 87 of Flowery Branch, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 17, 2009 at Willow Wood Nursing Home following an extended illness. Graveside services are schedule ...
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.