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Local Obits for Tue. May 26th, 2009

Dawson

Mildred Ritts, 78, Dawsonville
Mildred Ritts, 78, of Dawsonville died Tuesday May 26, 2009 at Gold City Convalescent Center following a short illness.A native of Tennessee, she had lived in Dawson County for 28 ...

Forsyth

Miss. Betty L. Mooney, age 74 a native and life long resident of Forsyth County, passed away at her residence Tuesday, May 26, 2009. She was a member of Cornith Baptist Church and ...
Darrell D. Hipes, 81, Cumming
Darrell D. Hipes of Cumming, Georgia passed away on May 23, 2009. Darrell was born January 26, 1928 in Royal Center, Indiana, and he grew up in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He gradua ...
Elizabeth Anna Becker, age 82, passed away on May 26, 2009. She was preceded in death by her son Joel Becker and her husband of 49 years, Caspar J. Becker. Mrs. Becker was born i ...
Malvin David Parker, Jr., 43, John's Creek
Mr. Malvin David Parker, Jr., age 43 of Johns Creek, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2009.David was a member of St. Columbaâ
Thomas Eugene Sayer, 80, Cumming
Thomas Eugene Sayer, 80, of Cumming, GA died on May 26, 2009 at Northside Hospital Forsyth. The son of the late Clara and John Sayer, he was born in Kettering, OH.Mr. Sayer was a ...

Habersham

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Michael Allen Land, 58, Cornelia
Michael Allen Land, age 58 of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in Macon County, North Carolina on Ju ...

Jackson

Edna Juanita Tatum, 53, Commerce
Mrs. Edna Juanita Tatum, age 53, of Commerce, passed away on May 26, 2009. She was a member of Center Grove Baptist Church in Talmo, GA. She was preceded in death by her parents He ...

White

Loy Russell Sutton, 83, Cleveland
Mr. Loy Russell Sutton age 83 of Cleveland passed away May 26, 2009 at North East Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Mr. Sutton was born on November 28, 1925 to t ...
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.