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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Mon. Nov 16th, 2009

Banks

Beatrice Thomas Sullens, age 81 of Alto, passed away Monday, November 16, 2009, at Habersham Home West following an extended illness. Born in Oglethorpe County, GA on February 28, ...

Forsyth

Ruth Garland Barton, 83, Cumming
Ruth Garland Barton, 83, of Cumming, GA died on November 16, 2009. Born on Garland Mountain in Cherokee County, she was the daughter of the late General Briggs and Beulah Mae Garl ...
Virgie Bowen, 88, Cumming
Virgie Bowen, 88, of Cumming, GA died at Northside Hospital Forsyth on November 14, 2009. The daughter of the late Clomer and Susie Duffey, her beloved husband, Jack Bowen also pr ...

Gwinnett

Benjamin Warren Roberts, age 78 of Buford, Georgia, died Monday, November 16, 2009. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel ...

Habersham

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Zeb Lee Loudermilk, 83, Alto
Zeb Lee Loudermilk, age 83, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2009, at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Mt. Airy, GA, on March 23, 1926, he was a son of the ...

Hall

Betty Tillerson, Gainesville
Mrs. Betty Lee Tillerson passed on to her Lord this past Monday, November 16, 2009, surrounded by family and friends at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Born Annie Betty Lee Pitts ...
James Daniel Wruck, Sr., 60, Flowery Branch
Mr. James Daniel Wruck, Sr., age 60, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, passed away Monday, November 16, 2009. Complete arrangements to be announced by Memorial Park South Funeral Home41 ...
Raymond Gillespie, 65, Gainesville
Memorial Services will be held 5:00 pm Tuesday November 17, 2009 in Wards Funeral Home Chapel for Raymond Gillespie, 65, of Gainesville Mill . Wards Funeral Home 758 Main Street G ...

Jackson

Charlotte Ann Burks, 47, Commerce
Charlotte Ann Burks, age 47, of Neese-Commerce Rd., Commerce, GA died Monday, November 16, 2009 at BJC Medical Center. Mrs. Burks was born in Manatee, FL to Katie Nell Kent Stokes ...

Lumpkin

William Floyd Medlin, 85, Dahlonega
Rev. William Floyd Medlin, age 85, of Dahlonega, GA died suddenly on November 16, 2009 at his residence.Floyd was born in Caruthersville, MO on December 4, 1923 to the late Lee Roy ...
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.