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Local Obits for Fri. Apr 23rd, 2010

Dawson

Charlie A. Ridley, 71, Dawsonville
Mr. Charlie A. Ridley, age 71, of Dawsonville, GA, died April 23, 2010.Mr. Ridley was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Louise Ridley.He was a deacon of First Baptist Chur ...

Forsyth

Eben Hardie, Jr., 77, Cumming
Mr. Eben Hardie, Jr. of Cumming, GA died suddenly on April 23, 2010 while doing something he loved; playing tennis. Eben, also known as Dad and Papa to his children and grandchildr ...
Kathleen Lynn Balster, 63, Cumming
Kathleen Lynn Balster, 63, died April 23, 2010, at home in Cumming surrounded by her loving family.She was born in Corpus Christi, TX on December 18, 1946 to the late Capt. Leonard ...

Habersham

Roland Jackson Livingston, age 89, of Baldwin passed away Friday, April 23, 2010. No funeral services will be held. Arrangements are in the care of the Whitfield Funeral Home, Sout ...

Hall

Lucy Elizabeth Carlan Staton, 85, Gainesville
Lucy Elizabeth Carlan Staton, age 85 of Gainesville, passed away on Friday, April 23, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Funeral ser ...
Marion Horace Godfrey, 86, Gainesville
Marion Horace Godfrey, age 86, of Gainesville passed away on Friday, April 23, 2010 at BJC Medical Center following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, Apri ...

Jackson

Martha Elizabeth Childs, 74, Commerce
Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Childs, age 74, of Commerce, GA died Friday, April 23, 2010 at her residence. Mrs. Childs was born in Fulton County, GA to the late Jack R. and Lillian Murph ...

White

Eunice Free Hulsey, 76, Cleveland
Mrs. Eunice Free Hulsey, age 76 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, April 23, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Hulsey was born November 24, 1933 in Cornelia to the late ...
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.