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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Wed. Dec 23rd, 2009

Forsyth

Cary Wayne Howard, 58, Cumming
Mr. Cary Wayne Howard, age 58 of Cumming, GA passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2009. He was a member of New Harmony Baptist Church and was preceded in death by his father, Brou ...
Hailey Miller, 15, Cumming
Hailey "Fun" Miller - only 15 years old, was taken from us unexpectedly and all too soon as a result of complications from surgery. She leaves a huge void in our hearts ...
Longtime Grant Park resident Susie Mae Reaves, 98, died Wednesday morning at her home. Mrs. Reaves was born on July 15, 1911, in Cumming, GA., to Reese and Duskie Barrett. She atte ...

Gwinnett

John Patrick â, 54, Sugar Hill
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Habersham

Connor Andrew Dyer, 4 m, Cornelia
Connor Andrew Dyer, four months, passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2009, at Childrenâ
Faye I. Potts, 94, Lake Junaluska, NC
Funeral services for Faye I. Potts, age 94, of Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, and formerly of Habersham County, will be held on Sunday, December 27, 2009, at 3:00 PM from the Hill ...

Hall

Diana Farrow Duncan, 87, Gainesville, formerly of Morrow
Diana Farrow Duncan, age 87, of Gainesville formerly of Morrow passed away December 23, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center. She was born April 20, 1922 to the late Charle ...
Viola Ladean Saxton, 64, Gainesville
Viola Ladean Saxton, age 64 of Gainesville, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.The family will receive fr ...

Jackson

George O. Savage, 80, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Mr. George O. Savage, 80, of Commerce, who died early Wednesday morning, December 23, 2009 at the BJC Nursing Home. A complete obituary wi ...

Lumpkin

Randy Lamar â, 54, Dahlonega
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White

Vinnie Iowa Lawson, 99, Cleveland
Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland announces the death of Mrs. Vinnie Iowa Lawson, age 99, of Cleveland. Mrs. Lawson passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at Friendship Healthc ...
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.