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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Thu. Dec 31st, 2009

Banks

George Jordan, 54, Maysville
George Jordan, age 54 of Maysville, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral services are scheduled for Sunday, ...
Paul John Standridge, 65, Maysville
Paul John Standridge, age 65, of Maysville, GA died Thursday, December 31, 2009 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Standridge was born in Jackson County to the late, Ruel and ...

Forsyth

Betty Ann Meeks, 78, Cumming
Betty Ann Meeks, 78, of Cumming, GA passed away Thursday, December 31, 2009 at Cumming Manor Nursing Center, Cumming, GA.She is preceded in death by her parents, Lewis Cea Gunter a ...

Habersham

James Millard Proxmire, 89, Mt. Airy
James Millard Proxmire, age 89 of Mt Airy, passed away Thursday, December 31, 2009, at his residence following a brief illness. Born in Hamilton County, TN on April 18, 1920, he wa ...

Hall

Mrs. Lela Skiver, 60, Gillsville
Lela Skiver, age 60 of Fountain Drive, Gillsville, went to her eternal home on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at her residence following an extended illness. Funeral servic ...
Mrs. Shirley Anne Simmons, 74, Gainesville
Memorial Park Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shirley Anne Simmons, age 74, Cool Springs Rd, Gainesville, Georgia

Jackson

Mr. Hoyt Anderson, 74, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Hoyt Anderson, 74, of Commerce who died on Thursday at the Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Anderson was the husband of the late Viv ...

White

Icy Bell Nix, 91, Cleveland
Mrs. Icy Bell Nix, age 91, of Cleveland passed away Thursday December 31, 2009 at a private Health Care Center following an extended illness.Mrs. Nix was born in White County, the ...
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.