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Local Obits for Fri. Jan 8th, 2010

Hall

Bobbie Jean Kelly Hale, 54, Gainesville
Bobbie Jean Kelly Hale, age 54, of Gainesville died Friday, January 8, 2010. She is survived by her husband Leroy Hale Jr.; one daughter, Tamara Star Kelly of Gainesville; two sons ...
Jack Holcomb, na, Gainesville
Mr. Jack B. Holcomb of Gainesville died January 8, 2010 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Willie a ...
Katherine Marie Lee, 74, Gainesville
Katherine Marie Lee 74 of Pine Haven Drive, Gainesville died Friday January 8, 2010 at her residence. Born in Lumpkin County, Mrs. Lee had lived in Hall County for a number of year ...
Walter Lagor, NA, Gainesville
Mason & Ward funeral home announces the death of Walter Lagor of Gainesville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

Jackson

Jean W. Tanner, 77, Commerce
Jean W. Tanner, age 77, of Commerce, died Friday, January 8, 2010 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Tanner was born in Franklin County to the late, Vade and Maudie Means Wat ...
Troy Michael Spivey, 33, Nicholson
Ivie Funeral Home announces memorial services for Troy Michael Spivey, 33, of Nicholson, who died on Friday at St. Mary's Hopsice House. Born in Jackson County, he was the son ...

Lumpkin

Scott Franklin â, 33, Dahlonega
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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.