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Local Obits for Wed. Dec 9th, 2009

Banks

Crawford Thomas Sparks, age 58, of Alto, GA, died Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Mr. Sparks was born on November 12, 1951 in Habersham County, Georgia to the late Fran ...
Lila Mae Gowder, 91, Maysville
Ivie Funeral home announces services for Mrs. Lila Mae Gowder, 91, of Maysville who died on Wednesday at her residence. Born in Habersham County, she was the daughter of the late G ...

Dawson

Rosie Lee Jett, 92, Dawsonville
Rosie Lee Jett, 92, of Dawsonville died Wednesday December 9, 2009 at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a period of declining health.Born October 26, 1917 to the late ...

Forsyth

Brenda Joyce Taylor, 67, Cumming
Brenda Joyce Taylor, 67, of Cumming, GA died on December 9, 2009. She was the daughter of the late Howard and Lautrerine Murphy.Brenda was the owner and developer of the Outback L ...
Jack B. Twitty, 66, Cumming
Jack B. Twitty, age 66 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Graveside Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 10, 2009 at Holbrook Campground Cem ...
Julia Ann Cardosa Fitzpatrick, 77, of Cumming, GA died on December 9, 2009 at her home. Born in Centralia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Anna Cardosa.A loving wif ...
Michael J. Moore, 64, Cumming
Mr. Michael J. Moore, age 64 of Cumming, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Mr. Moore was a deacon and member of Beaver Ruin Baptist Church. He was employed by Cotton States ...
Ruth Mathis Payne, 69, Cumming
Mrs. Ruth Mathis Payne, age 69 of Cumming, GA passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2009. She was a member of Coal Mountain Baptist Church, a hard working woman and a great mother. ...

Hall

Joseph T. Trentacosta Sr.-Passed into the arms of our Lord on December 9th, 2009 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in N.Y.C. on February 20th, 1943 and is ...
Louise Beaver Chandler, 91, Hollywood, FL
Louise Beaver Chandler, 91, long time resident of Hollywood, FL, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2009, in her home at Independence Hall Retirement Center. She suffered with ...
Mae Belle Lawson lee, 88, Gainesville
Mae Belle Lawson Lee, mother of quadruplets (4) boys born Aug. 27, 1944 at Hall County Hospital. Mrs. Lee passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2009 following an extended illness. S ...
Phillip Jenkins, 66, Gainesville
Young's Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Phillip Jenkins, age 66, of F-3 Harrison Square Apartments, Gainesville. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced la ...

Jackson

Donna Huntsinger Teague, 50, Commerce
Ivie Funeral Home announces services for Donna Huntsinger Teague, 50, of Commerce who died on Wednesday at Athens Regional Medical Center. Born in Atlanta, she was the daughter of ...
Wilburn Berry Minish, 68, Athens
Mr. Wilburn Berry Minish, age 68, of Athens, GA died Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Minish was born in Jackson County to the late William Berry ...

Lumpkin

Adele Samchok, 85, Dahlonega
Adele Thompson Samchok, age 85 of Keith Evans Road, Dawsonville, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness. ...
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.