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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Jan 21st, 2009

Forsyth

Dorothy Jean Pauley, 86, Cumming
Dorothy Jean Pauley, age 86 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at her home. A loving mother and grandmother, Mrs. Pauley was a native Knoxville, TN, but has lived ...
Gibby Mathis, 70, Gainesville
Mr. Gibby Mathis, age 70, of Gainesville, GA (Forsyth County), passed away January, 21, 2009 following an extended illness. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Martha Mathis o ...

Hall

Belva Lee Cox, 85, Johnson, Tenn.
Memorial Park announces the death of Mrs. Belva Lee Cox, age 85, of Johnson, Tenn.
Jerry V. Maynard, 73, Gainesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00am on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at the Wardâ
Kathleen Miller Burt, 82, Gainesville
Kathleen Miller Burt, age 82, of South Enota Drive, Gainesville, GA, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.Grave ...
Marvin Jewell Vandiver, 82, Clermont
Marvin Jewell Vandiver, age 82, of Clermont, GA, passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 following an extended illness. He was born September 1, 1926, and was the son of the la ...
Norma Rea Jewett, 87, Gainesville
Norma Rea Jewett, age 87, Former longtime resident of the Miami area died Wednesday January 21, 2009 in Gainesville, Ga.She was the widow of Master Sgt. Frank F. Jewett, USMC Retir ...
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
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.