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Local Obits for Thu. May 7th, 2009

Forsyth

Donna Lee Sharpe, 55, Cumming
Mrs. Donna Lee Sharpe, age 55 of Cumming, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2009. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her parents, Robert & Gloria ...
Terry Lamar Stuckey, 56, Cumming
Mr. Terry Lamar Stuckey, age 56 of Cumming, Georgia, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2009. He was born in Mobile Alabama and a long time resident of Pascagoula, Mississippi. He was p ...

Hall

Loye Dean Hammond, 71, Oakwood
Loye Hammond, 71, of Oakwood died Thursday May 7, 2009 following a sudden illness.Born in Dawson County, he had lived in Hall County over 40 years. For many years Mr. Hammond was ...
Wanda Mae Hancock Harden, 68, Gainesville
Memorial Park Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Wanda Mae Hancock Harden, age 68, of Baker Road, Gainesville who passed away Thursday, May 07, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medi ...
Winnie Brock Poole, 76, Gainesville
Mrs. Winifred (Winnie) Jeannette Poole, 76 of Dunagan Road in Gainesville passed away peacefully Thursday May 7, 2009 at home with her family.Mrs. Poole was born in Hall County, Ge ...

Jackson

John Edward Sikes, 80, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John Edward Sikes, age 80, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, May 07, 2009.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, ...

Lumpkin

Thurman Wilson â, 73, Dahlonega
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White

Deborah Hansard West, 53, Cleveland
Deborah Hansard West, age 53, of Cleveland, formerly of Demorest, passed away Thursday, May 07, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness.Mrs. West was born in Dekalb Cou ...
Emily Hasson Anthony, 83, Sautee
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Emily Hasson Anthony, age 83 of Sautee. Mrs. Anthony passed away Thursday, May 07, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical ...
Wilma Ledford Barrett, 77, Cleveland
Mrs. Wilma Ledford Barrett age 77 of Cleveland passed away Thursday May 7, 2009 at her residence following a 5 year battle with breast cancer.Mrs. Barrett, â
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.