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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Jan 4th, 2009

Banks

Anita McConnell, 64, Maysville
Anita Louise Jarrett McConnell, age 64, of Gainesville was called home on Sunday, January 4, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born on Aug ...

Forsyth

Christine Dowie Moore, 33, Cumming
Christine Dowie Moore, born October 21, 1975, of Cumming, GA died January 4, 2009 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Christy was a loving mother of two beautiful ch ...

Gwinnett

Benjamin Joseph Ellerd, 24, Lawrenceville
Benjamin Joseph Ellerd, 24 of Lawrenceville died SundayJanuary 4, 2009 from injuries sustained in an automobileaccident.Ben had lived in Gwinnett County for most of his life andwa ...

Habersham

David Nicholas "Nick" Palmer, 49, Clarkesville
David Nicholas "Nick" Palmer, age 49 of Clarkesville, passed away Sunday, January 04, 2009, at his residence following an extended illness.Born in Fulton County on April ...

Hall

Mr. Charles Terrell "Terry" Ledford, age 51, of Murrayville, GA died Sunday January 4, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness.Mr. Ledford was born in Lilburn ...
Daniel Broome, 59, Lula
Daniel Broome, age 59, of Bertha Gragg Road, Lula, GA. Surrounded by his loved ones in his home, Daniel Broome went to Heaven after a long battle with cancer shortly af ...
Dean F. Huffman, 63, Gainesville
Byars Funeral Home announces the death of Dean F. Huffman, age 63, of Gainesville, Ga. A memorial service will be announced later.
Ethel Nell Mobley, 86, Gainesville
Ethel Nell Mobley was born June 15, 1922 to James Otto Davis and Dezzia Taylor Davis in Gainesville, Georgia. She went to be with the Lord January 4, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Med ...
Mr. Michael R. Pratt, age 47, of Point View Circle, Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, January 04, 2009 at the Shepherd Spinal Center from injuries sustained in an accident. ...
Mildred Gowen Sosebee, 78, Gainesville
Mildred Gowan Sosebee, age 78, Gainesville, GA, passed away January 4, 2009 at New Horizons West Nursing Home, following an extended illness.Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 ...
Sarah Lois Adams, 99, Gainesville
Sarah Lois Adams, age 99, of Mountain View Rd., Gainesville, GA passed away Sunday January 4, 2009 at Lanier Park Hospital following a brief illness.Funeral services will be held T ...

Lumpkin

William W. "Capt. Bill" Jackson, age 83, of Dahlonega, GA died Sunday January 4, 2009 at his residence.Mr. Jackson was born in Purley, England and had lived in Dahlonega ...

White

Leon Chastain, Sautee
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Leon Chastain of Sautee. Mr. Chastain passed away Sunday, January 4, 2009 at his residence following a sudden illness ...
Samuel Leon Chastain, 64, Sautee
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mr. Samuel Leon Chastain, age 64 of Sautee. Mr. Chastain passed away Sunday, January 4, 2009 at his residence following ...
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.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.