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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Sep 2nd, 2009

Forsyth

Hans Weinrich, 92, Cumming
Mr. Hans Weinrich, age 92 of Cumming, GA passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2009. Mr. Weinrich was cremated and no services are scheduled at this time. Ingram Funeral Home & ...
Mr. Hubert E. Johnson, age 73 of Forsyth County, GA passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2009. He attended Daves Creek Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra ...

Lumpkin

Dennis Collins, 76, Phoenix, Arizona
Dennis Collins, age 76, of Phoenix, Arizona died Monday August 31, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, GA. Mr. Collins was born in Seminole c ...

White

George Dennis Carter, 50, Cleveland
Mr. George Dennis Carter, age 50, of Cleveland, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Mr. Carter was born on Apri ...
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.