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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 1st, 2009

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Ruby M Gray, 88, Winder
Ruby M Gray, age 88, of Winder, GA, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009.Arrangements to be announced later by the Wimberly & Jackson Funeral Home, Gainesville, GA 770-536-3251

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Carlton Bates, 70, Lula
Rev. Carlton Bates, age 70 of Lula, passed away Tuesday, September 01, 2009, at his residence following a sudden illness. Born in Hall County on September 14, 1938, he was the son ...
Norma Plimpton Easterbrooks, 83, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the passing of Mrs. Norma Plimpton Easterbrooks, 83, wife of Dr. H. Lincoln Easterbrooks, Gainesville, GA, who passed away on Tuesday ...
Rev. Carlton Bates, 70, Lula
Rev. Carlton Bates, age 70 of Lula, passed away Tuesday, September 01, 2009, at his residence following a sudden illness. Born in Hall County on September 14, 1938, he was the son ...

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George J. Rose, 65, Dahlonega
George J. Rose, age 65 of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2009. Memorial ervices are pending at this time and will be announced at a later date. Online condol ...
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.