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Local Obits for Sat. Jan 16th, 2010


Jeanne Castle, 65, Dawsonville
Jeanne Castle, 65, of Dawsonville died Saturday January 16, 2010 at her residence following a brief illness.Born August 13, 1944 in Flushing, NY to the late Frank and Francine Aren ...


Rance Oâ, 82, West Point
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Mrs. Shelia Ann (Witherow) Chumbler, age 51, of Cumming passed away Saturday, January 16, 2010. Survivors include her husband, Eugene Chumbler of Cumming; children, Mr. & M ...


Annie Lorrayne Shirley Darnell, 86, Clarkesville
Annie Lorrayne Shirley Darnell, 86, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2010.She was born in Tiger, GA and was the daughter of the late Milford and Loma Sus ...


Buddy Woody, 69, Gainesville
Buddy Woody of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2010 at Emory University following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, January ...
Deane Mathis Puckett, 96, Gainesville
Mrs. Deane Mathis Puckett, 96, of Gainesville died January 16, 2010.A lifetime resident of Hall County, Mrs. Puckett was a member of Gainesville First United Methodist Church where ...
Mona Sue Huff Wright, 70, Gainesville
Mrs. Mona Sue Huff Wright, 70, of Gainesville died January 16, 2010.A native of Salem, Illinois, Mrs. Wright had lived in Gainesville since 1976. She was a member of Air Line Bapti ...
Nancy Mundy, 81, Dahlonega
Nancy Mundy, 81, of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following an extended illness. Graveside services are sch ...
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Robert M. Cain, 81, Flowery Branch
Mr. Robert M. Cain, age 81 of Flowery Branch, Ga. died Jan. 16, 2010 from an extended illness.Mr. Cain, was a native of Fulton County, and the son of the late Harlin and Virginia C ...
Roy William Thomas, 87, Lula
Mr. Roy William Thomas, 87, of Lula died Friday January 15, 2010 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Hall County, Mr. Thomas was the son of the late Sol ...


Edward Lewis Bond, 88, Suches
Mr. Edward Lewis Bond, age 88, of Suches, GA, died Saturday January 16, 2010.Mr. Bond was the son of the late Oscar Bond and Anna Parker Bond.He was a native of Mississippi. Mr. Bo ...


Ethel Autry, 85, Cleveland
Mrs. Ethel Autry, 85, of Cleveland, passed away, Saturday, January 16, 2010 at a private health care center following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for 11 A.M. ...
Clara M. Seabolt, 88, Cleveland
Mrs. Clara M. Seabolt, 88, of Cleveland passed away, Saturday, January 16, 2010 at a private health care center following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 ...
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.