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Local Obits for Fri. Sep 4th, 2009

Forsyth

Beulah Christine Cross, 88, Cumming
Mrs. Beulah Christine Cross, age 88 of Cumming, passed away on Friday, September 04, 2009. Mrs. Cross was a member of Silver City Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her ...
Pledgar Ray Neighbors, 60, Gainesville
Pledgar Ray Neighbors, age 60 of Gainesville (Forsyth County), Georgia passed away Friday, September 4, 2009. Survivors include his wife, Lavada Neighbors of Gainesville; sons, Ra ...

Habersham

Mrs. Linda Lee Kneller Buschmann, age 66 of Demorest passed away on Friday, September 04, 2009. Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 08, 2009 at the Lin ...

Hall

Edgar Lee Chastain, 73, Braselton
Edgar Lee Chastain age 73 of Braselton passed away Friday September 4, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Chastain was born October 6, 1935 in Polk County, Geo ...
Hazel Ingram Strickland, 71, Murrayville
Funeral services for, Hazel Ingram Strickland, age 71, of Murrayville are scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Tuesday September 8,2009 in Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in M ...
William David Cape, 75, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., formerly of Oakwood
William David Cape, 75, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., formerly Oakwood, Ga., went to be with the Lord Friday September 4, 2009. He retired from Black Book in Gainesville, GA after 40 ...

Stephens

Geraldine Dodd King, 73, Toccoa
Geraldine Dodd King, age 73 of Toccoa, passed away Friday, September 04, 2009, at the residence of her daughter following a brief illness. Born in Habersham County, on December 04, ...
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.