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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 27th, 2010


Bobby Burt, 64, Dawsonville
Bobby Burt, 64, of Dawsonville died Monday September 27, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital following a short illness.Born October 17, 1945 in Dawson County, he had lived in Lumpki ...


Mrs. Barbara Ann Ridings Landrum, age 72, of Cumming, GA., passed away Monday September 27, 2010. Barbara retired from the Forsyth County Board of Education after 27 years of se ...
Gregory Thomas Bradford, 62, Alpharetta
Gregory Thomas Bradford, age 62 of Alpharetta, Georgia passed away Monday, September 27, 2010.Private Memorial Services will be held.On-line condolences may be expressed at www.bya ...


Gilbert F. Marquez, 90, Buford
Gilbert F. Marquez, age 90 of Buford, Georgia passed away Monday, September 27, 2010.Private Memorial Services will be held.On-line condolences may be expressed at www.byarsfuneral ...


Dorothy Worley Bryson, 81, Demorest
Dorothy Worley Bryson, age 81 of Demorest, passed away Monday, September 27, 2010, at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Rabun County on December 10, 1928, she wa ...
Farris King, 66, Homer
Farris King, age 66 of Homer, passed away Monday, September 27, 2010, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born in Habersham County on October 14, 1943, ...
Robert Michael Simmons, 66, Clarkesville
Robert Michael Simmons, age 66, passed away at his home in Clarkesville, Georgia, September 27. He was the elder son of James H. Simmons (deceased) who was born in Clayton, Georgia ...


Brian Claxton, 45, Flowery Branch
Brian Claxton, age 45, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away Monday, September 27, 2010 following a sudden illness.Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 2 ...
Carolyn Elizabeth Jones Barron, age 80 of Demorest and formerly of the Habersham Mills Community, passed away Monday, September 27, 2010, at her residence following an extended ill ...
James Monroe Grindle, 70, Gainesville
James Monroe Grindle, age 70 of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2010 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for ...


Malrose Bailey, 82, Jefferson
Malrose Bailey, age 82, of Jefferson, GA died Monday, Sept 27. Celebration will be held Saturday, Oct 2, 2010 at 1pm at the Paradise AME Church 431 MLK Dr., Jefferson, GA. Profess ...
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.