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Local Obits for Tue. Feb 16th, 2010

Banks

Bobby Pace, 70, Alto
Bobby Pace, age 70, of Alto passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2010. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, February 20th at Williams Memorial Chapel. Interment will ...
Robin Lee Dunahoo, 49, Alto
Robin Lee Dunahoo, age 49, of Mud Creek Road, Alto, passed away February 16, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.The family will receive friends ...

Gwinnett

JoAnn (Neeb) Darnell, 83, Alpharetta
JoAnn (Neeb) Darnell of Alpharetta, formerly of Gadsden, AL and Belton, TX, died February 16, 2010. She was born October 1, 1926 to the late Raymond and Dona Neeb of Cross Plains, ...

Habersham

Ferrell Estee Nation, 52, Clarkesville
Mr. Ferrell Estee Nation, age 52, of Clarkesville passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at BJC Hospital. Mr. Nation was born in Demorest, Georgia on January 11, 1958 to the late L ...

Hall

John Wesley Lane, 72, Flowery Branch
Mr. John Wesley Lane, age 72, of Flowery Branch passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2010. Complete arrangements to be announced by Memorial Park South Funeral Home 4121 Falcon Parkwa ...
Ruby G. Densmore, 89, Gainesville
Ruby G. Densmore, 89, of Gainesville died Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at her residence following a sudden illness.Born May 5, 1920 in Dawson County to the late James and Ethel Mince ...

Lumpkin

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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.