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Local Obits for Tue. May 25th, 2010

Gwinnett

Edna Hayes Robben, 92, Suwanee
Mrs. Edna Hayes Robben, age 92, of Suwanee, Georgia, died on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, following a brief illness. Mrs. Robben was a native of Cheviot, Ohio. She was of the Catholic ...
Joseph Wright, 74, Buford
Joseph Wright, age 74 of Buford, passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, May ...

Habersham

Kenneth Richard Gunn, 76, Cornelia
Kenneth Richard Gunn, age 76 of Cornelia, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at Habersham County Medical Center following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County, GA on Septem ...
Stanley York, 63, Demorest
Mr. Stanley Richard York, age 63 of Demorest, GA lost his battle with cancer on Monday, May 24, 2010.A son of the late Corbet York and Louise York Hames, he was born September 22, ...

Hall

Leticia Marceleno Vasquez, 39, Gainesville
Little & Davenport Funeral Home announces the death of Leticia Marceleno Vasquez, 39, of Gainesville. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday May 26, 2010 at St. M ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of announces the death of Mr. Jean Cooper Fowler, age 80. Mrs. Fowler passed away Monday, May 24, 2010 at a private nursing home in Southport, North Carolina ...
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.