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Local Obits for Mon. Aug 24th, 2009

Forsyth

Effie Gochee Spencer died Monday, August 24, 2009. She retired from CDC in 1982. Born in Rome, New York, she had lived in Georgia since 1965. She is survived by her husband, Jac ...

Gwinnett

James P. Smith, 88, Lawrenceville
Mr. James P. Smith, age 88 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2009. Survivors include sisters and brother-in-law, Gladys Taylor of Conyers, GA, Helen and Darrel ...

Habersham

Pauline Roberts Thomas, age 88 of Demorest, passed away Monday, August 24, 2009, at Habersham Home following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County, on April 23, 1921, she w ...

Hall

Helen Stewart, 73, Murrayville
Helen Stewart, 73, of Murrayville GA., passed away Monday, August 24, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A Native of Welch, West Virginia she was on December 2, 1935 and was ...
Maria De Jesus Morales, 33, Gainesville
Memorial Park announces the death of Mrs. Maria De Jesus Morales, 33 of Gainesville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Sarah Hawkins, 56, Gainesville
Sarah Hawkins, age 56, of Ledan Road, Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, August 24, 2009 at Limestone Heritage Nursing Home following a brief illness. Funeral ser ...

Stephens

Jerry Nunnally, 59, Martin
Mr. Jerry Nunnally, age 59, of Martin, died Monday, August 24, 2009, at Heritage Healthcare of Toccoa.Born August 3, 1950 in Hall County, GA, he was a son of Howard Nunnally and th ...

White

Mamie Lou Brown, 90, Cleveland
Mrs. Mamie Barrett Brown age 90 of Cleveland passed away Monday August 24, 2009 at Northeast Ga Medical Center following a brief illness.Mrs. Brown was born in White County the dau ...
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.