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Local Obits for Mon. Mar 14th, 2011

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Judson Griswold, 78, Statham
Judson Griswald age 78 of Statham, passed away Monday, March 14, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966.

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John Dwight Ritcheson, 66, Dawsonville
John Dwight Ritcheson, 66, of Dawsonville passed away Monday March 14, 2011 at his residence following a sudden illness.Born June 6, 1944 in Muncie, Indiana to the late Burl Edgar ...

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Deborah Presley, 53, Cumming
Deborah Presley, 53, of Cumming, Georgia passed away on Friday march 11th, 2011.The family will receive guest and friends at the funeral home on Monday March 14th, 2011 from the ho ...

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Jessie Butler, 72, Gainesville
Jessie Butler, age 72 of Gainesville died Monday, March 14, 2011. Arrangements to be announced by Wimberly & Jackson, Gainesville, 770-536-3251

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Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson announces the death of Mrs. Edna Elizabeth Reynolds Babb, 86 of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Monday March 14, 2011 at Bentley Assisted Living afte ...
Mollie Russell Mathis, 88, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mollie Russell Mathis, age 88, of 256 Webbs Creek Rd., Commerce, who passed away at her residence Monday morning. Mrs. Mathis was the ...

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Urness, Dorothy Luverne (Skow). Dorothy died peacefully at her home in Sky Valley, Georgia, on 14 March 2011. She was just ten days from being 95 years old. Dorothy suffered a stro ...
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.