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Local Obits for Thu. Apr 7th, 2011

Habersham

William Grover Churchwell, 92, Clarkesville
William Grover Churchwell, age 92, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away Thursday April 07, 2011 at his residence.Born on April 03, 1919, in Demorest, GA, he was a son of the late Amos ...

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Billy Joe Berry, 64, Gainesville
Billy Joe Berry, Jr., age 64 of Gainesville, passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at his residence, after fighting a six month battle with pancreatic cancer. Funeral s ...
Frank B. Youngblood, 83, Gainesville
Surrounded by his loving family, Frank B. Youngblood, of Gainesville, Passed peacefully to his eternal life April 7, 2011. Frank was born January 14, 1928 in Cumming, Georgia to Ef ...
Willie Jay Hill, 76, Gainesville
Home Going Celebration Services for Mr. Willie Jay Hill of Gainesville, Ga. will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2011, 1:00pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 4000 Thurmond Tanner Road, ...

Jackson

Charles W. Finch, 71, Athens
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles Wendell "Chuck" Finch, age 71, of Athens, GA, Redstone Community, who passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2011. Mr. Fi ...

White

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Kenneth Dewayne "Papa Deke" Horton Sr., age 64 of Cleveland. Mr. Horton passed away Thursday, April 07, 201 ...
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Sophia Elaine Sullivan Bryson, age 59 of Cleveland. Mrs. Bryson passed away Thursday, April 07, 2011 at her residenc ...
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.