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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 18th, 2009

Forsyth

Charlotte Kimmel, 88, Roswell
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Charlotte Kimmel, age 88, of Roswell, Ga. Memorial services are to be announced.
Jeanna Andrea Ford, 53, Cumming
Jeanna Andrea Ford, 53, of Cumming, GA died at Embracing Hospice House on January 18, 2009. Her father, Paul A Ford and brother, Marty Ford predeceased her.Andrea is survived by h ...

Habersham

Rev. Ernest Hunter, 84, Clarkesville
Rev. Ernest Hunter, age 84 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2009, at Habersham County Medical Center following a brief illness. Born in York, South Carolina, on May ...
William Andrew â, 84, Mt.Airy
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Lou Bannah Adams Haynie, 98, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00p.m. Monday, January 19, 2008 in the Wardâ
Louise Garrett Bullock, 92, Gainesville
Wards Funeral Home announces the death of Louise Garrett Bullock, 92, Former resident of Gainesville. Complete arrangements later by Wards Funeral Home, 758 Main St., Gainesville.
Ronnie Grizzle, 48, Gainesville
Ronnie Winfred Grizzle, age 48, of Gainesville went home to be with the Lord on January 18, 2009 following a sudden illness. Mr. Grizzle was born December 22, 1960 in Gainesville, ...

Jackson

Doris C. Lackey, 80, Danielsville
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Doris C. Lackey, 80, of Danielsville who died on Sunday at Athens Regional Medical Center. Born in Cabarrus County, N.C., she was the daug ...
James Louie Vanderford, 71, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for James Louie Vanderford, 71, of Commerce who died on Sunday at Athens Regional Hospital. Born in Gwinnett Co., GA, he was the son of the lat ...

Rabun

Emma Elizabeth Page Welborn, 86, of Clayton, Georgia passed away January 18, 2009 at Mountain View Nursing Home.Betty, as she was affectionately known, was born in Rabun County May ...
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...
Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99
Actor Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died
Former US Senate majority leader Harry Reid dies at 82
Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader and Nevada’s longest-serving member of Congress, has died at home in Henderson, Nevada
John Madden, Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, dies at 85
The NFL says Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster John Madden has died at age 85
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.