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Local Obits for Sun. May 24th, 2009

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Mrs. Carroll Perry Lancaster Gilbert, age 92 of Cumming, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2009. A Baptist by faith, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Bill Perry, Wright Lancast ...
Lucille Mary Johnson, 95, Canton
Lucille "Tee" M. Johnson, age 95 passed away on Sunday, May 24th at home surrounded by her loving family. Tee loved working as wardrobe manager at Six Flags Over Georgia ...
Luther J. "Bud" Smith, 84, Cumming
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Bessie Martin Ward, 94, Cornelia
Mrs. Ward was born in Banks County, on February 9, 1915 to the late U. S. Martin and Rilla Caudell Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Broughton B. Ward, daughter an ...
Ray Stagner, 74, Mt. Airy
Ray Stagner, age 74 of Mt. Airy, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2009, at his residence following an extended illness. Born in North Hollywood, California on June 13, 1934, he was the ...

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June Pitman Pearson, 73, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for, June Pitman Pearson age 73 of Gainesville. Services will be at 3:00 p.m. May 27, 2009 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in D ...
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Kevin Lee Planck, 53, Cleveland
Mr. Kevin Lee Planck age 53 of Cleveland passed away Sunday May 24, 2009 at a private Health Care Center following an extended illness. Mr. Planck was born in Anderson Indiana a ...
Mary Jeanette Dixon, 62, Cleveland
Mrs. Mary Jeanette Dixon age 62 of Cleveland passed away Sunday May 24, 2009 at her residence. Mrs. Dixon was born in Habersham County. She was preceded in death by her 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.