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Local Obits for Sun. Jul 19th, 2009

Forsyth

Althea Ann Lacey, 55, Gainesville
Mrs. Althea Ann Lacey, 55 of Gainesville (Forsyth County) died Sunday July 19, 2009 at Peachtree Christian Hospice. A native of New Orleans, Louisana, Mrs. Lacey had lived in Forsy ...
William E. Wilkinson, 82, Cumming
William E. Wilkinson, 82, of Cumming, GA was received by Jesus on July 19, 2009 at Embracing Hospice House. The son of the late Peter and Mary Wilkinson, he was born in Dundee, Sc ...

Gwinnett

Alton I. Hughes, 79, Buford
Alton I. Hughes, age 79 of Buford, Georgia, died suddenly on Sunday, July 19, 2009. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chap ...

Hall

Lambert A. Royal, 62, Gainesville
Lambert A. Royal, age 62 of Senior Circle, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Friday, July 17, 2009 at Northside Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia following a battle with cancer. ...
Ralph LaCount, 81, Gainesville
A graveside service is planned for Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at Oconee Hill Cemetery in Athens, GA for Ralph LaCount, 81 of Gainesville. Rev. Brian Malcolm will officiate. Visitati ...

Lumpkin

Vila Mae Garrett, 88, Dahlonega
Mrs. Vila Mae Garrett, age 88, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday July 19, 2009 at her home following an extended illness.Mrs. Garrett was a native and lifelong resident of Lumpkin Count ...
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.