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Local Obits for Fri. Jun 12th, 2009

Banks

Virginia Loretta Bennett, 91, Maysville
Mrs. Virginia Loretta Bennett, 91 of Maysville died FridayJune 12, 2009 at her residence.Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced laterby Little & Davenport Funera ...

Dawson

Lawton Burt, 83, Dawsonville
Rev. Lawton Burt, 83, of Dawsonville died Friday, June 12, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Born September 13, 1925 to the late Luther and Luna Burt, he was a li ...

Forsyth

Stanislaus Hoynowski, 89, Gainesville
Stanislaus Hoynowski, age 89, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Friday, June 12, 2009. Memorial Services are pending at this time. Online condolences may be expressed at www.by ...

Habersham

Clyde Wallace Simmons, 76, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Clyde Wallace Simmons, age 76, of Clarkesville, will be held on Sunday, June 14, 2009, at 2:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel in Clarkesville. Rev. Kenn ...

Hall

Betty Anderson passed away at BJC Medical Center on June 12, 2009 surrounded by family at age 71.Betty was born in Hall County on Feb. 23, 1938. She was the daughter of the late Mr ...
Mary Beatrice Warmack, 90, Gainesville
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Jackson

Andrea Rainwater, 29, Pendergrass
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Andrea Rainwater, age 29, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2009. Funeral services will be announced later.
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Charlie Marshall Mercer, Sr., 59, of Talmo who died on Wednesday at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Born in Duplin County, NC, he was ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Jerry Alexander Wade, Sr., age 60, of Commerce, who passed away on Friday, June 12, 2009. Mr. Wade, born in Fulton County, Georgia, was a ...
Willie Dean Nix, 57, Royston
Mr. Willie Dean Nix, age 57, of Royston, who passed away on June 12, 2009. Mr. Nix was born on October 18, 1951 in Jackson County, a son to the late Joe Walter Nix and the late Mar ...
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.