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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Fri. Jan 9th, 2009

Dawson

Lester Emory Dashner, Jr., 65, Dawsonville
Ingram Funeral Home of Cumming announcs the death of Mr. Lester Emory Dashner, Jr., age 65, of Dawsonville who passed away Thursday, January 08, 2009. Mr. Dashner was preceded in d ...

Forsyth

CoClaudia Burel Rainwater, 73, Sugar Hill
McDonald and Son Funeral Home of Cumming announces the death of Mrs. CoClaudia Burel Rainwater, age 73, of Sugar Hill, Georgia, formerly of St. Peterburg, Florida, who passed away ...

Habersham

Jack Russell Porter, 70, Cornelia
Mr. Jack Russell Porter, age 70 of Cornelia passed away on Friday, January 09, 2009 at his residence.Born in Loganville, Georgia on March 02, 1938, he was a son of the late Wilkins ...
Louise Landers Dill, 84, Mt. Airy
Louise Landers Dill, age 84 of Mt Airy, passed away Friday, January 9, 2009 Heritage Healthcare of Toccoa following an extended illness. Born in Habersham County on April 23, 1924, ...
Sammy D. Kemp, 56, Clarkesville
Funeral services are scheduled for 4:30pm on Sunday, January 11, 2009 at Yellow Creek Baptist Church for Sammy D. Kemp, age 56, of Clarkesville. Burial will be in the Church Cemet ...

Hall

John William McCutcheon, 66, Clermont
Strickland Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. John William McCutcheon, age 66, of Clermont who died Thursday, January 08, 2009 at his residence.Memorial services will be held ...
Little & Davenport Funeral Homes announces the death of Virginia Ruth Peavley-Jones of Gainesville who passed away on January 9, 2009. Complete arrangements will be announced l ...

Jackson

Montine Lavonia Wilson, 86, Commerce
Mrs. Montine Lavonia Wilson, 86, of 3243 Blacks Creek Church Road, Commerce died Friday, January 9, 2009 at her residence of an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late ...
Mrs. Patti Harrell Adams, 54, Hoschton
Mrs. Patti Harrell Adams, age 54, of Hoschton, passed away on Friday, January 9, 2009. Mrs. Adams, born in Augusta, Georgia, was a daughter of the late, William Samuel Harrell and ...

Lumpkin

Judy Ann Cole, 48, Dahlonega
Banister Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Judy Ann Cole, age 48, of Dahlonega who died Wednesday, January 07, 2009 at North Fulton Regional Hospial. Mrs. Cole was born in D ...

Rabun

Joe Legge, 65, Dillard
Joe Legge is well known in Dillard, Ga. and throughout the folk art world. His journey through various mediums was a life long adventure, and he mastered many. Born in Decatur, IL ...
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.