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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 5th, 2010

Forsyth

George Stanley Picklesimer, age 51, of Cumming passed away Friday, February 5, 2010. Services are pending at this time. Online condolences may be expressed at www.byarsfuneralhom ...
Ivan Doddridge, 81, Gainesville
Ivan Doddridge, age 81, of Gainesville (Forsyth County passed away Friday, February 5, 2010. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 7th at New Hope United M ...

Hall

Bessie Sue Truelove, 68, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for, Bessie Sue Truelove, age 68 of Gainesville. Mrs. Truelove died February 5,2010 after an extended illness. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday Feb. ...
Eleanore K. Hall, 87, Gainesville
Eleanore K. Hall (nee Hardcastle) died after an extended illness at Lanier Village Estates nursing facility on February 5, 2010. Eleanore K. Hardcastle married Luther A. R. Hall ...
Pauline Peck Walker, 95, Murrayville
Funeral services for, Pauline Peck Walker age 95 of Murrayville. Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday Feb. 8,2010 in Murrayville Congregational Holiness Church. Interment will be ...

Jackson

Milton Estes Nix, Sr, 88, Commerce
Mr. Milton Estes Nix, Sr., age 88, husband of Edith Bolton Nix, died February 4, 2010 at their home in Commerce after an extended illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, ...
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.