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Local Obits for Sun. Apr 25th, 2010

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Hazel Standridge Head, 83, Clermont
Hazel Standridge Head passed away peacefully at her home in Clermont on Sunday afternoon, April 25th, 2010 after a long illness. She was surrounded at her bedside by her children ...
James Moon, 62, Lula
James Moon, age 62 of Lula died Sunday, April 25, 2010. Visitation will be held Friday, April 30, 2010 from 7:00-8:00pm at the Wimberly & Jackson Chapel. Homegoing Celebration ...
Mattie Dowell, 62, Gainesville
Mattie Dowell, age 62, of Gainesville died Sunday, April 25, 2010.She is survived by her husband Robert Dowell Sr., daughters, Pamela Wilmont, Rita (Mike) Walker, Pamela (Derrick) ...
Ruthie Mae Gresham, 81, Gainesville
Mrs. Ruthie Mae Gresham, 81 of Gainesville died Sunday April 25, 2010 at the Emory University Hospital. Born in Citronelle, Alabama, Mrs. Gresham had lived in Gainesville since 195 ...
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.