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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jun 24th, 2009

Dawson

Bonnell Vigilant, 78, Dawsonville
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Bonnell Vigilant, age 78 of Dawsonville, Ga.Memorial services will be announced later by Byars Funeral Home.

Forsyth

Evelyn Inez Drewery Lombardo, 82, of Cumming, GA died a peaceful death with her family around her on the morning of June 24, 2009. A native of East Texas and longtime resident of ...
Mrs. Kelly "Faye" Kinman Gentry, formerly of East Point and Roswell, GA, Born November 2, 1923 died peacefully in her sleep June 24, 2009. She was preceded in death by he ...

Habersham

Ulas L. Kitchens, 80, Demorest
Ulas L. Kitchens, age 80, of Demorest, GA passed away June 24, 2009. Born in Leesburg, Cherokee County, Alabama on August 2, 1928, he was the son of the late Lonnie and ...

Jackson

Michael Brandon Nalley, 16, Jefferson
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Michael Brandon Nalley, 16, of Jefferson who died on Tuesday, June 23, 2009. Born in Clarke County, GA, he was the son of Melissa Nalley o ...
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.