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Local Obits for Thu. Sep 24th, 2009

Forsyth

Mrs. Hazel Katherine Pair, age 83 of Forsyth County, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2009. She was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husba ...

Habersham

J. Stanley Welborn, 53, Clarkesville
J. Stanley Welborn, age 53, of Clarkesville, GA passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2009. Mr. Welborn was born in Kokomo, Indiana on March 16, 1956. He was preceded in death by h ...

Hall

Douglas F. Hoffman, 56, Gainesville
Mr. Douglas F. Hoffman, 56, of Gainesville died September 24, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a sudden illness. Mason & Ward Funeral Home, Gainesville, GA. 770-2 ...
Ernest Eugene Pinnell, age 71, of Lula passed away Thursday, September 24, 2009, at his residence following a sudden illness. Born in Dekalb County on October 07, 1937, he was the ...
Kathleen Rose Kitchen Bedner, age 65 of Venture Court, Braselton, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. No services are scheduled at thi ...
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.