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Local Obits for Thu. Jul 16th, 2009

Forsyth

Hugh Derrell Patrick, Sr., 78, Alpharetta
Hugh Derrell Patrick, Sr., age 78 of Alpharetta, Georgia passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2009. Memorial Services are pending and will be announced. Online condolences may be expres ...

Habersham

John Henry Chambers, 77, Demorest
John Henry Chambers, age 77 of Demorest, passed away Thursday, July 15, 2009, at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County, GA on August 17, 1931, he wa ...
Keith Douglas Simmons, age 51 of Alto, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2009, at Coliseum Medical Center. Born in Habersham County on April 01, 1958, he was the son of Viedith Gailey ...

Hall

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Eloise Lynn Kern, 88, Gainesville
Eloise Lynn Kern age 88 of Gainesville passed away Thursdayat Hertiage of Lilburn Nursing Home.Memorial services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Saturday July18, 2009 in the Mason & ...
John Burl Hulsey,Sr., 91, Gainesville
Mr. John Burl Hulsey,Sr. 91 of Gainesville passed away athis home on Thursday July 16, 2009.He was a caring, loving husband and father who was devotedto his family, community and ...

Jackson

Allen Glenn Reed, 26, Pendergrass
Mr. Allen Glenn Reed, age 26 of Pendergrass, Georgia, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 pm Sunday, Jul ...
James Michael Lynn, 30, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of James Michael Lynn, age 30, of Commerce, who passed away Thursday, July 16, 2009. Michael worked as a claims adjuster with an insurance c ...

Lumpkin

John Gilbert Starnes, 83, Dahlonega
Mr. John Gilbert Starnes, age 83, of Dahlonega, GA died Thursday July 16, 2009 at his residence.Mr. Starnes was a native of North Carolina who had lived in Dahlonega since 1999. He ...

White

Paul Gary Wood, 45, Cleveland
Mr. Paul Gary Wood, age45, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Wood was born June 15, 1964 to Davis K. and the late ...
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.