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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Sep 20th, 2009

Forsyth

Geneva Janette Crain, 83, Alpharetta
Mrs. Geneva Janette Crain, age 83 of Alpharetta, GA, and long time resident of Lakeland, FL, and Springdale, AR, passed away September 20, 2009. She was preceded in death by her hu ...
George F. Welch, 93, Cumming
Mr. George F. Welch, age 93 of Cumming, GA passed away Sunday, September 20, 2009. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Buford, GA and was preceded in death by his son, ...

Habersham

Susie Johnson Carson, age 84 of Alto, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2009, at a private healthcare facility following an extended illness. Born in Stephens County on July 08, 19 ...

Hall

L.P. (Mac) McNeal, 83, Gainesville
On Sunday September 20, 2009, our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, L.P. (Mac) McNeal, 83, of Gainesville went to be with the Lord. Mac was a devoted husband, father, and g ...
Sutton Lewis Shirley Jr., 80, Gainesville
Sutton Lewis Shirley Jr., age 80, of Shirley Road, Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2009 at his residence following a brief illness. Memorial serv ...

Lumpkin

Christine Edith Whiton, 48, Dahlonega
Memorial services for Christine Whiton, 48, of Dahlonega will be held at 7p.m. Thursday, September 24, 2009, at Bethel United Methodist Church Lumpkin Campground Rd., in Dawsonvill ...
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.