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Local Obits for Fri. Aug 28th, 2009

Gwinnett

Marilyn H. Loften, 59, Milledgeville, formerly of McDonough
Marilyn H. Loften, age 59, of Milledgeville, Georgia formerly of McDonough, Georgia, died Friday, August 28, 2009 after an extended illness.A memorial service will be held Sunday, ...

Hall

Kristen Sue Perry, 58, Gainesville
Kristen Sue Perry, age 58 of Cascade Drive, Gainesville, passed away on Friday, August 28, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness. Memorial service is sched ...
Terry John Williams, 58, Gainesville
Terry John Williams, 58, of Gainesville, GA died at his home on August 28, 2009. Born in Oelwein, IA, he was the son of the late Victor Williams and Karoll Williams of Oelwein, IA ...

Jackson

Lillie Mae Pruitt Seabolt, 94, Jefferson
Mrs. Lillie Mae Pruitt Seabolt, age 94, of Jefferson, passed away Friday, August 28, 2009. Mrs. Seabolt was born on August 30, 1914 in Jackson County, a daughter to the late Ben Wr ...

Lumpkin

Van Crow Jr., 80, Dahlonega
Mr. Van Crow Jr., age 80, of Dahlonega, GA died Friday August 28, 2009 at the Chestatee Regional Hospital in Dahlonega, GA following an extended illness.Mr. Crow was a native and l ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.