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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Jan 26th, 2009

Forsyth

Mr. Charles Eugene (Gene) Edwards Born March 22, 1932 of Cumming, GA passed away January 26, 2009 of a heart attack. Gene resided in Stone Mountain, GA for approximately 35 year ...

Hall

Hal Rhodes, Fayetteville
Mr. Hal Born Rhodes of Fayetteville, Ga. passed away on January 25, 2009. Hal was a veteran of World War II. His B-29 crew flew missions in the Pacific and he received the Distingu ...
Reginald Lowell Davis, 69, Gainesville
Mr. Reginald Lowell Davis, age 69, of Gainesville died Monday, January 26, 2009. Arrangements to be announced later by Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery, 4121 Falcon Pa ...

Jackson

Doris Marie Garrett, 94, Jefferson
Doris Marie Garrett, age 94 of Jefferson, Georgia passed away Monday, January 26, 2009 at Chestnut Ridge Nursing Home, Cumming, Georgia. She was a 65-year member of Big Creek Bapt ...

Lumpkin

Russell Alvin Scarborough, 61, Dahlonega
Russell Alvin Scarbrough, age 61, of Tate Creek Trail, Dahlonega, GA, passed away Monday, January 26, 2009, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness.Memorial s ...
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.