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Local Obits for Sun. Sep 27th, 2009

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Harold Stoneman, 80, Cumming
Harold Stoneman, formerly of Breckenridge, MI, was called to the Lord on Sept. 27, 2009 at the age of 80 years old in Cumming, GA.He retired from Roswell Presbyterian Church as a c ...

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James H. Adams, 53, Gainesville
James H. Adams, age 53 of Gainesville, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 27, 2009. Memorial Services will be private. Online condolences may be expressed at www.byarsfuneralh ...
John Slaybaugh, 62, Gainesville
Graveside services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at Memorial Park Cemetery for John Robert Slaybaugh, 62, of Gainesville. Visitation will be at Little &am ...

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Linda Sue Manuel, 56, Pendergrass
Linda Sue Manuel, age 56, of Nichols Road, Pendergrass, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness.Funeral services ar ...
Richard Emmett Wood, Sr., 61, Jefferson
Mr. Richard Emmett Wood, Sr., age 61, of Jefferson, passed away on September 27, 2009.Mr. Wood, born in Gwinnett County, was a son of the late William Daniel Wood, Sr. and the late ...
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.