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Local Obits for Wed. Jul 15th, 2009

Forsyth

Cleo Mills Payne, 86, Cumming
Mrs. Cleo Mills Payne, age 86, of Cumming, GA, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2009. She was a native of Forsyth County and a member of Cumming Congregational Holiness Church. She ...
Helen Chmielewski, 81, Cumming
Helen Chmielewski, age 81 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2009. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 17, 2009 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church w ...

Habersham

Bonnie Cash Anderson, 91, Demorest
Bonnie Cash Anderson, age 91, of Demorest, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2009. Born in Habersham County, on April 21, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Albert Duncan C ...
Patricia Ann Rogers, 61, Demorest
Patricia Ann Rogers, age 61 of Demorest, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at Emory University Hospital. Born in Bibb County on February 06, 1948, she was the daughter of Inez ...

Hall

Edna Emma Lee Bruce, 77, Gaineville
Edna Emma Lee Bruce, age 77, of Lee Land Road, Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at New Horizon West Nursing Home following an extended illness. ...
Jason Brian Hallman, 28, Gainesville
Jason Brian Hallman, age 28, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, July 1 ...
Milton Douglas Davidson, 56, Flowery Branch
Milton Douglas Davidson, age 56 of Union Church Road, Flowery Branch, Georgia, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illne ...
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Friday July 17,2009 in the Little & Davenport Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs.Ruthie Lee Murphy Hosch. The Rev. Clack Stubbs willofficia ...

Lumpkin

Dewey Leon Thompson Sr., 70, Cleveland
Mr. Dewey Leon Thompson Sr., age 70, of Cleveland, GA (Lumpkin County), died Wednesday July 15, 2009 at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega.Mr. Thompson was born in Lumpki ...
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.