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Local Obits for Thu. Aug 18th, 2011

Dawson

Wynona Harris Payton, 84, Dawsonville
Wynona Harris Payton, 84, of Dawsonville passed away Thursday August 18, 2011 at her residence following an extended illness.Born November 6, 1926 in Carrollton, Georgia to the lat ...

Gwinnett

David G. Holland died August 18, 2011 at his home after a three year battle with cancer. Funeral Mass is scheduled for 11:00 am Monday, August 22, 2011 at St. Michael C ...
Thomas Steven (Steve) Sheffield, beloved son, husband, and father passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 18, 2011 following a brief illness.He is preceded in death by his mothe ...

Habersham

Hannelore Ida Foerster, 84, Clarkesville
Hannelore Ida Foerster, age 84, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 18, 2011.Miss Foerster was born on May 18, 1927, in Germany. She was pre ...

Hall

Charles Zachary Bishop, 18, Flowery Branch
Mr. Charles Zachary Bishop, age 18, of Flowery Branch, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2011. Zach was born in Gainesville on December 6, 1992 to Charles Willard Bishop Jr. of G ...

Jackson

Thomas Crenshaw, M.D, 77, Jefferson
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of John Thomas Crenshaw, M.D., age 77, of Jefferson, who passed away on August 18, 2011. Dr. Crenshaw was born on September 2, 1933 in Maysvi ...
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.