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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Tue. Sep 15th, 2009

Dawson

Randy S. Jones, 51, Marble Hill
Randy S. Jones, 51, of Marble Hill died Tuesday September 15, 2009 at Northside Hospital from injuries sustained in a fall.Born December 8, 1957 in Fulton County, he lived in Dawso ...

Forsyth

Brenda Lee Anderson, 51, Cumming
Brenda Lee Anderson, 51, of Cumming, GA died at her home on September 15, 2009. A native of the Atlanta area, she was the daughter of Lurline Lewis and J. W. and Doris Lewis.In ad ...
Gene Burch, 83, Cumming
Gene Burch, 83, of Cumming, GA died at Northside Hospital Forsyth on September 15, 2009. He was the son of the late Lelia and Howard Burch.A long time member of Parkway Presbyteri ...

Jackson

Adrian Tony Murphy, 2, Pendergrass
Adrian Tony Murphy, age 2, of Pendergrass, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2009. Adrian, born in Hall County, was preceded in death by his grandmother, Sue Murphy and great ...

Rabun

John William Bush, 46, Mountain City
Mr. John William Bush, age 46 of Mountain City, GA, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2009.Survivors include his daughter, Sheena Bush of Cumming; sons, Jonathon and Joshua Bush b ...

White

Charles M. Smelcer, 91, Cleveland
Mr. Charles M. Smelcer age 91 of Cleveland passed away Tuesday September 15, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness. Mr. Smelcer was born in Greene County Tennessee to ...
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.