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Local Obits for Mon. Jun 27th, 2011

Dawson

G. L. "Pete" Gilleland, 92, Dawsonville
G. L. "Pete" Gilleland, 92, of Dawsonville passed away Monday June 27, 2011 at New Horizons West following a period of declining health.Born October 10, 1918 to the late ...

Forsyth

Bernard Gregory Kearney, 78, of Cumming, GA died on June 27, 2011. Born in Amsterdam, NY he was the son of William and Harriet Kearney.Mr. Kearney was a volunteer at Northside For ...
Betty Sue Harrison Southard, age 79, of Cumming, passed away Monday, June 27, 2011. She was a member of Brookwood Baptist Church and a member of "The 49'ers" the cl ...
Donald Fred Branham, Sr., age 52, of Forsyth County, passed away Monday, June 27, 2011. He is preceded in death by his father, Willie Gordon Branham, Sr. Survivors include his wife ...
Jerry Barron Payne, 68, Cumming
Jerry Barron Payne, age 68, of Cumming, passed away Monday, June 27, 2011. Jerry was the most giving husband, father and grandfather. He is preceded in death by his parents, Norman ...
Katherine Lynn Brescia, 43, Cumming
Katherine Lynn Brescia, 43 of Cumming, GA, passed away Monday, June 27, 2011 at her residence. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, July 1, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at McDonald & ...
Robert B. Blanchard, 79, Cumming
Robert B. Blanchard, 79, died Monday, June 27, 2011 at the Embracing Hospice in Cumming, Ga. following a lengthily illness. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Bonnie; sons Ro ...

Habersham

Imogene Wade Stancil, age 80, of Alto, passed away Monday, June 27, 2011 at Stephens County Hospital.Born in Habersham County on June 22, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Sherm ...

Hall

Van Buren "V.B." Sanders, 85, Gainesville
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11:00am Wednesday June 29, 2011 in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. Van Buren "V.B." Sanders Jr. age 85, of Gainesville. The ...

Jackson

William Barry Youngblood, 49, Braselton
Mr. William Barry Youngblood, age 49, of Braselton passed away Monday, June 27, 2011. He retired 23 years from Bellsouth and [email protected] He graduated from North Georgia College and Sta ...
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.