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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 3rd, 2009

Banks

Mr. Charles Homer Pritchett, age 66 of Cumming, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2009. He was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church and was preceded in death by parents, William and Rub ...

Forsyth

John Barry Becker, 73, Alpharetta
John Barry Becker, 73, of Alpharetta, GA passed away Saturday, May 2, 2009 at North Fulton Regional Hospital, Roswell, GA. He is preceded in death by his parents, Geraldine (Robin ...

Hall

Miss Kayla Nicole Holmberg, age 25, of Latty Road, Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness.Funeral services are schedul ...

White

Richard McDonald, 52, Cleveland
Barrett Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Richard McDonald age 52 of Cleveland passed away Monday May 3, 2009 at his residence following a brief illness.Arrangements are inco ...
Vivian Mize Vandiver, 66, Cleveland
Vivian Mize Vandiver, age 66, of Cleveland died Sunday, May 3, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness.Mrs. was born in White County on January 11, 1943 to the late Lee ...
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.