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Local Obits for Mon. Sep 26th, 2011

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Andrew Gantt, 84, Cumming
Andrew "Jake" Gantt, age 84, a lifelong resident of Cumming, passed away Monday, September 26, 2011. He was the manager of the Doraville baseball team and loved baseball ...
Mark Allan Cartwright, 59, Cumming
Mark Allan Cartwright, age 59, passed away September 26, 2011. Beloved husband of Karen nee Rooney, loving father of Kelley and Kristen (Oliver) Marsh. Grandfather to Lorelai Eliz ...
Mark Thomas Hansen, infant son of Brian and Ebba Hansen of Cumming went to heaven September 26, 2011. A memorial mass will be held Monday, October 3, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Br ...
Myrtle Lois Guest, 78, Dawsonville
Myrtle Lois Guest, 78, of Dawsonville passed away Monday September 26, 2011 at Chestatee Regional Hospital following a period of declining health.Born June 2, 1933 in Lithia Spring ...

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Eva Mae Bailey, 84, Gainesville
Eva Mae Bailey, age 84, of Gainesville, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2011 at Heritage Grandview Nursing Home following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled ...
Ragan Paul Kluttz, 36, Hoschton
Mr. Ragan Paul Kluttz, age 36, passed away Monday, September 26, 2011. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton , Ga. 30548, 706-654 ...

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Funeral services for Howard Phillip Hart, Jr., age 53, of Toccoa will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, September 28, 2011 from The Torch Worship Center. Pastor Mike Franklin and Rev. ...
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.