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Local Obits for Mon. May 9th, 2011

Forsyth

Patricia M. Ledford, 60, Cumming
PATRICIA M. LEDFORD, 60, of Cumming, Georgia Passed Away on Monday May 9th, 2011 at Northisde Hospital Forsyth. She was surrounded by her loving family.The family will be having a ...

Hall

John B. McBrayer, 98, Oakwood
John B McBrayer, age 98, formerly of Chamblee Rd., Oakwood, passed away Monday May 9, 2011, at The Resting Nest, Gainesville, following an extended illness. Funeral services are s ...
Lee S. Bowers, 89, Gainesville
Mr. Lee S. Bowers, age 89, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Monday, May 9, 2011 at the Bell Minor Home in Gainesville following an extended illness. A Memorial servi ...
Mason & Ward Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. William "Billy" Henry Hicks, Jr., 39, of Gainesville, GA, who passed away Monday, May 9, 2011 at Emory Healthcare ...

Jackson

Shirley Nesmith Jordan, 77, Lawrenceville
Mrs. Shirley Nesmith Jordan, age 77, of Lawrenceville passed away Sunday, May 8, 2011. She loved spending time with her family and her grandchildren. She was a member of the Red Ha ...
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.