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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 13th, 2009

Banks

Alline Wilmoth, 66, Homer
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Alline Wilmoth, 66, of Homer who died late Thursday afternoon at her residence. Born in Mammoth, OR, she was the daughter of the late Walt ...

Dawson

Lee Westbrook, 87, Dawsonville
Rev. Lee Westbrook, 87, of Dawsonville died Thursday August 13, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Born December 15, 1921 in Cherokee County to the late Ephriam an ...

Forsyth

Darla Diane Berry, age 71 passed away Thursday, August 13, at Northside-Forsyth Hospital in Cumming, Ga., after bravely battling complications from recent injuries. Born May 20, 19 ...
Jerry Richard Jones, 62, Trenton
Mr. Jerry Richard Jones, age 62 of Trenton, GA (formerly of Ball Ground, GA), passed away Thursday, August 13, 2009. He was a member of the Highland Rivers Program and was precede ...
Rita Jane Cox Mennell, 68, Gainesville
Mrs. Rita Jane Cox Mennell, age 68 of Gainesville (Forsyth Co.), passed away Thursday, August 13, 2009 after a courageous fight against breast cancer. Survivors include her husband ...

Habersham

Etheline Simmons Brady, 88, Baldwin
Etheline Simmons Brady, age 88, of Baldwin, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2009, at her residence following a sudden illness. Born in Stephens County on May 26, 1921, she was the ...

Hall

Betty Head Grant, 84, Gainesville
Betty Head Grant, 84 of Gainesville, died Thursday, August 13. She was born to the late Clyde and Eunice head, December 14, 1924 in Flowery Branch, GA. She was reared by her aunt, ...
Francisco Mata Zuniga, 67, Gainesville
Francisco Mata Zuniga, age 67 of Poplar Springs Road, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
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.