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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 6th, 2010

Dawson

Lee B. Tanner, 83, Dawsonville, formerly of Atlanta
Lee B. Tanner, 83, formerly of Atlanta, died September 6, 2010.Born April 20, 1927 in Atlanta, GA to the late Warren and Alice Bailer, she attended Vanderbilt University and retire ...

Forsyth

Billy James Miller, 77, Cumming
Billy James Miller, Sr., age 77, passed away September 6, 2010. He was an Air Force Veteran serving 1954 to 1957. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Montgomery Miller; children, B ...
Michael Patton Wray, 60, Cumming
Michael Patton Wray, age 60 of Roswell, Georgia passed away Monday, September 6, 2010.Memorial Services are pending at this time and will be announced at a later date. A private on ...

Hall

Alice Lanell Zurovec McNeal, age 72, died September 6, 2010.She was born December 2, 1937, in San Antonio, Texas, to Charles Cyril and Gladys Kelley Zurovec. She was retired but h ...
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.