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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Aug 3rd, 2009

Banks

Grace Meeks, 85, Gillsville
Grace Meeks, age 85 of Gillsville, Georgia passed away Monday, August 3, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness. Graveside services are scheduled for Wednes ...

Jackson

David Mark Holland, 40, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. David Mark Holland, age 40, of Commerce, who passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2009. Mr. Holland was born on June 29, 1969 in Hall Coun ...
Merlin J. Stewart, 70, Commerce
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Merlin James Edward Stewart, age 70, of Commerce, who passed away on Monday, August 3, 2009. Mr. Stewart, born in Hall County, was a ...

Lumpkin

Donald Ray Young, 60, Dawsonville
Mr. Donald Ray Young, age 60, of Dawsonville, GA (Lumpkin County), died Monday August 3, 2009 at his residence following a sudden illness.Mr. Young was born in Walker County, GA No ...

White

Terrell Roberts, 81, Cleveland
Mr. Terrell Roberts, age 81, of Cleveland passed away Monday August 3, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Roberts was born in White County to the late Joe an ...
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.