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Local Obits for Mon. Oct 10th, 2011

Gwinnett

Timothy Michael Culligan, age 64, of Suwanee, passed away Monday, October 10, 2011. He worked for Parsons Brinckerhoff for 30 years and worked the last 5 years with AECOM. He was ...

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Carol Hudson Eure, Sr., 85, Gainesville
Heaven has a new Angel, and earth has lost a Saint! Carol Hudson Eure, Sr., 85, peacefully passed away on Monday evening, October 10, 2011, surrounded by his children and grandchil ...
Era Belle Gilstrap Villyard, 95, Gainesville
Mrs. Era Belle Gilstrap Villyard, age 95, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, October 10, 2011 at her residence following a brief illness.Funeral services are scheduled fo ...
Lois Betty Kock Murtaugh, 82, Gainesville
Mrs. Lois Betty Kock Murtaugh, 82 of Gainesville, died October 10, 2011 at Lanier Village Estates following an extended illness. Born February 16, 1929 to Minnie (Schemmel) and Ha ...
Lucille Ernestine Henry, 95, Gainesville
Memorial Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 15, 2011 at First Presbyterian Church for Lucille Ernestine Henry who died Monday, October 10, 2011, after an extended ...
Pauline "Pinkey" Reeves, 53, Gainesville
Pauline "Pinkey" Reeves, age 53, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2011. A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Charleston, SC.Memor ...
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.