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Local Obits for Mon. Mar 29th, 2010

Forsyth

Steve Marvin Shadburn, 56, Cumming
Mr. Steve Marvin Shadburn, age 56, of Cumming passed away Monday, March 29, 2010 on the farm that he loved. He was a poultry farmer and a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church. He ...

Habersham

Funeral services for Ruth Frady Stroud Littleton Kerby, age 75, of Hiawassee, formerly of Habersham County, will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2010 at 1:00 PM from the Antioch Bapt ...
Sam James Stancil, 76, Alto
Sam James Stancil, age 76 of Alto, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2010, at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Rabun County on May 21, 1933, ...

Jackson

Harold Hardman McGinnis, 81, Commerce
Mr. Harold Hardman McGinnis, age 81, of Commerce died Monday, March 29, 2010 at St. Maryâ

Lumpkin

John J. Coryell, 95, Dahlonega
Mr. John J. Coryell, age 95, of Dahlonega died March 29, 2010.Mr. Coryell was a native of Atlanta. He moved to Dahlonega in 2000. He was retired from Marietta Dodge. He was the son ...
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.