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Local Obits for Thu. Oct 20th, 2011

Dawson

Vonell Edmondson Chastain, 71, Dawsonville
Vonell Edmondson Chastain, 71, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday October 20, 2011 at her residence following a sudden illness.Born September 13, 1940 to the late Vergil and Mary ...

Habersham

Lillie Glover Land, 85, Cornelia
Lillie Glover Land, age 85, of Cornelia, Georgia, and formerly of Columbus Mississippi, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2011, at a local medical center. Mrs. Land was born in ...

Hall

Charles Glenn Grier, 77, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00a.m. Saturday October 22, 2011 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Charles Glenn Grier age 77 of Gainesville. The Rev. Peggy Wage ...
Rev. Charles Howard Collins age 82 of Lula passed away Thursday Oct. 20, 2011 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Rev. Collins was born in Blairsville ...
JoAnn Heath Padgett, 53, Gainesville
Ms. JoAnn Heath Padgett, age 53, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Northeast Medical Center. A memorial service is scheduled for 7:00 pm Monday, O ...
Katie Ray Chester, 80, Gainesville
Katie Ray Chester, age 80 of Gainesville, Ga died Friday, October 21, 2011. Service will be held Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 2pm at the Rucker Memorial Church, 2251 Floyd Road, ...
W. Byron Turk, 94, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 22, 2011 at St. Paul United Methodist Church for W. Byron Turk, 94, of Gainesville.The family will receive friends at ...

Lumpkin

Judith Ann Tisdale, 64, Dahlonega
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Judith Tisdale, beloved wife and partner of William Tisdale who left for an adventure with our Lord in Heaven after ...
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.