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Local Obits for Fri. Oct 22nd, 2010

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Margie Marie Free Canup, 85, Clarkesville
Funeral services for Margie Marie Free Canup, age 85, of Clarkesville, will be held Sunday, October 24, 2010, at 2:00 PM from Hillside Memorial Chapel. Rev. Ralph Smith and Rev. B ...
Paul Forgach, 85, Turnerville
Paul Forgach, age 85 of Turnerville, GA, passed away Friday, October 22, 2010, at Mt. View Health and Rehab Center, Clayton, GA. Born in Monessen, PA, on Nov. 21, 1924 he was the s ...

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Joyce Ann Grindle, 58, Gainesville
Joyce Ann Grindle, age 58 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, October 22, 2010 at Heritage Healthcare of Lilburn, following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled fo ...

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Harrison Allison, 74, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Harrison Allison of Cleveland. Mr. Allison passed away Friday, October 22, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center f ...
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.