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Local Obits for Thu. Jun 11th, 2009

Banks

Eula Inez Poole, 91, Gillsville
Eula Inez Poole, 91, of Gillsville, GA, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2009. A native of Hall County, she was born on March 29, 1918 and was the daughter of the late John A. and Et ...

Dawson

Doris Alta Holbrook, 74, Dawsonville
Doris Alta Holbrook, 74, of Dawsonville died Thursday June 11, 2009 at Northside Forsyth Hospital following a short illness.Born January 4, 1935 in Roanoke, Virginia to the late Ol ...

Forsyth

Geneva Pilgrim Wheeler, 86, Cumming
Mrs. Geneva Pilgrim Wheeler, age 86 of Cumming, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2009, after a period of declining health. She was a long-time member of Antioch Baptist Church in Cu ...
McDonald Valentine, Jr., 64, of Cumming, GA died on June 11, 2009. The son of the late McDonald and Willie Valentine, Sr., he was born in Greenville, AL.Don is survived by his bel ...
Mrs. Geneva Pilgrim Wheeler, age 86 of Cumming, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2009, after a period of declining health. She was a long-time member of Antioch Baptist Church in Cu ...
Ruth Bell Orr Stowe, 87, Cumming
Ingram Funeral Home of Cumming announces the death of Mrs. Ruth Bell Orr Stowe, age 87, of Cumming, who passed away Thursday, June 11, 2009. Mrs. Stowe was preceded in death by her ...

Hall

James Herman Chambers, 75, Flowery Branch
James Herman Chambers age 75 of Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at Laurel Baye Nursing Home in Buford, Georgia following an extended illness ...

Jackson

Andrea Jencie Rainwater, 29, Pendergrass
Andrea Jencie Rainwater, 29, of Pendergrass, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14, 2009 at Evans Funeral Home in Jefferson, ...
Mary Evelyn Jenkins, 81, Lilburn
Mrs. Mary Evelyn Jenkins, age 81, of Jefferson, formerly of Lilburn, who passed away on June 11, 2009. Mrs. Jenkins was born on August 27, 1927 in Etowah, TN, a daughter to the lat ...
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.