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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Feb 8th, 2010

Banks

Cordelia Watson Akins, 94, Athens
Mrs. Cordelia Watson Akins, age 94, of Athens died Monday, February 8, 2010 at Athens Heritage Home. Mrs. Akins was born in Banks County to the late Arthur and Ollie Smith Watson. ...

Habersham

Frances L. Holbrook, 80, Mt. Airy
Frances Loudermilk Holbrook, age 80 of Mt. Airy, passed away Monday, February 08, 2010, at Habersham County Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born in Habersham County on A ...

Hall

Nolan B. Sommer, 90, Gainesville
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Jackson

Billy Nathaniel Elder, 81, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Billy Nathaniel Elder, age 81, of Jefferson who passed away on Monday, February 8, 2010. Mr. Elder was a son of the late John Billups ...
Virginia Mann Chandler, 82, Commerce
Mrs. Virginia Mann Chandler, age 82, of Commerce died Monday, February 8, 2010 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Chandler was born in Putnam County to the late Roy and Ora B ...

Towns

Joanne Tilley, 75, Gainesville
Joanne Tilley, age 75, of Robinhood Trail, Gainesville, Georgia passed away Monday, February 8, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. F ...

White

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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.