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Local Obits for Tue. Sep 9th, 2014

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Walter "Butch" Eugene Abernathy, age 49, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Butch worked 23 years at express lube in Winder on W. May Street. He was survived by hi ...

Forsyth

Claude Irvin Burns, 67, Cumming
Claude Irvin Burns, age 67 of Cumming passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Claude was a member of Arbor Hill Baptist Church in Canton, Ga. He is preceded in death by his son, Ch ...
Judith Lynn Noack, 71, Cumming
Judith Lynn Noack, age 71 of Cumming passed away September 9, 2014. Judith was a member at Foscoe Christian Church. She was the co-owner of a local consignment boutique called &qu ...

Habersham

Memorial services for Darrell Edward "D. J." Grogan, Jr., age 25, of Demorest, will be held at 5:00 PM on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from the Harvest Christian Church. ...

Other

Jonnie R. Lumsden, 75, Jonesboro
Jonnie R. Lumsden, age 75 of Jonesboro, Georgia passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, September 13th at 11 am at Glad Tidings Assemb ...

Rabun

Fannie Lucile Smith, 93, Clayton
Fannie Lucile Smith, 93, of Clayton, GA passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Mountain View Nursing Center. She was born in Rabun County and was the daughter of Julius Edmonds ...
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.