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Local Obits for Fri. Feb 25th, 2011

Forsyth

Gaillard Ellison Mende, Sr., of Cumming, GA, died on Friday, February 25, 2011. The son of Katharine Ellison Mende and George Robert Mende Sr., he was born December 30, 1928 in Kn ...

Habersham

George R. Farel, 73, Demorest
George R. Farel, age 73, of Demorest, GA passed away on Friday, February 25, 2011, following an sudden illness. Memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2011, ...

Hall

Fay Stoyle Patterson, 91, Gainesville
Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 27, 2011 in the chapel of Little & Davenport Funeral Home for Fay Stoyle Patterson, 91, of Gainesville. The fami ...

Lumpkin

Troy Tatum, 75, Hephzibah
Mr. Troy Tatum, age 75, of Hephzibah, Ga. died February 23, 2011.Mr. Tatum was the son of the late Moses Tatum and Annie Bell Roberts Tatum. He was preceded in death by a sister, S ...

White

Michael Lee Turner, 55, Cleveland
Michael Lee Turner, age 55 of Cleveland, passed away Friday, February 25, 2011 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. Mr. Turner was born March 10, 1955 ...
Nancy Caudell, 61, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Nancy Caudell, age 61 of Cleveland. Miss. Caudell passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at her residence following an ...
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.