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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 31st, 2009

Forsyth

Mr. David Franklin Hinshaw, Sr., age 76 of Cumming, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2009. Mr. Hinshaw was a United States Army Veteran.The body was cremated and no services are schedul ...

Hall

Kenneth Wilford Grogan Sr., 84, Gainesville
Kenneth Wilford Grogan Sr., age 84, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2009 at Willow Wood Nursing Center in Gainesville following an extended illness. Funeral services are sch ...
Walter Clyde Eddins, 89, Oakwood
Ward's Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Walter Clyde Eddins, age 89, of Oakwood who passed away Sunday, May 31, 2009 at Peachtree Plantation following a brief illness. ...

Jackson

Barbara Sue Humphries, age 70 of Talmo, died Sunday, May 31, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Services are scheduled for 11 am Thursday June 4 ...
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.